Whitney Kropp, a sophomore at Ogemaw Heights High School in West Branch, Mich. recently received the “Carrie” treatment at her high school. No, not Carrie Bradshaw from Sex And The City, but Carrie White from the horror film. Whitney thought it was an honor to find out she was voted as the homecoming queen, but unfortunately it was all a prank pulled off by a bunch of asshole teenagers.
“I never thought I would be part of it because, really, it’s just for, like, the big popular people,” Kropp, 16, told NBC News’ Kevin Tibbles on TODAY.
When she found out it was a prank, the students did their own version of “They’re all gonna laugh at you”. She was greeted in the hallway with laughs and finger-pointing. The guy who was voted with her withdrew altogether. The tormenting eventually made its way to Facebook and other social media outlets. Whitney’s mother said her daughter has been picked on before, but this incident had gone too far.
In support of Whitney, and to show up her bullies, a Facebook page was made in honor of her. She’s received words of encouragement from strangers and has over 4,000 likes. Many people have shared their own stories of bullying.
“I am so proud of this young lady ((((You GO, Girl))))), her family and the awesome community we share! It’s high time we ALL take a stand against bullies. They come in all sizes, ages and social arenas. Be Kind ALWAYS,” Ginger Warren.
It never ceases to amaze me the extent people will go to bully someone else. I would hope the teens involved in this will receive a suitable punishment. Whitney has not only received an outpouring of support online, but people in her community have donated a prom dress and free hair styling.