Way to clap back. As Queerty reported, Powedersville South Carolina student Adam Bell arrived at his prom over the weekend in full drag. Known for his gender-fluid looks (just check out his social media), the openly-gay student wore a corset-top, long velvet skirt, and heels for the high school dance that he attended with a boy wearing a stylish pink suit.
The students at the school seemed to be fans of Bell (who is also a makeup artist, fashion designer, painter, and digital artist) because he won the title of Prom King with 49% of the vote. But unfortunately, parents at the school didn't approve of the gender-nonconforming attire and voiced their complaints on the school's Facebook page (which is currently disabled). One example The Charlotte Observer pointed out: "My heart is breaking to see what is happening to our children and young people," posted Rita Stinnett Howard on Facebook. "Society and our schools have brain washed our kids." Insane.
The school district then issued the following statement:
"This weekend Powdersville High School hosted its annual junior senior prom. Consistent with the school's long standing tradition, the students nominated and elected a prom king and queen. This year the king and queen elected were Aston Irby and Adam Bell."
Adam didn't let any of this stand in the way of being his true, authentic self, taking to Instagram to showcase his pride. Fellow students supported him as well. "Are you kidding me? He wore that dress better than I ever could have," said fellow student Maggi Imaizumi on Facebook. "If it makes you feel beautiful, you just go right ahead and screw people with negative close-minded views... It takes a lot of courage to be your authentic self."
Yes, yes, yes, Adam.