I did not go to prom. However, I have seen and heard many stories of teens making special plans to arrive in style, or do something crazy to set themselves apart. This is a first, though, and sets the bar at a somewhat creepy level.
Megan Flaherty, a New Jersey teen, arrived to the Pennsauken High School’s junior prom on Saturday, in an open prop coffin, transported by a hearse. The 17-year-old says she mainly wanted to have fun, but this is a pretty odd way of expressing it!
Flaherty wants to become a funeral director one day, and from the video below of her grand entrance, you can surely tell:
As you saw, prom goers were watching and filming in amazement as they speculated who could be inside the hearse. Then, as the open coffin slides out, Flaherty “comes to life” and takes her dates hand as she steps out.
While some people think the arrival was creative, and joking that Flaherty was “drop dead gorgeous” (pun intended), others felt her actions were tasteless and insensitive, and morbid even. What do you think?
@TIME I know someone who was in a real coffin the day of his prom. This was tasteless and hokey.
— Robert (@Sharktank1033) May 9, 2017
@DailyMail WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE YOUTH OF AMERICA?
— Tory Banknell (@ToryBanknell) May 9, 2017
@WayneDupreeShow crazy things people would do for 5 min of fame
— PresidentTrump45🇺🇸 (@lovlysamerienne) May 9, 2017