A Baltimore teen had the best of intentions when wearing a garment inspired by her favorite performer, Rihanna, to her Hollywood-themed prom. Instead, after posting images of the get up on social media, the photos went viral and Alexis Carter would second guess whether wearing a copycat ensemble of the superstar’s was such a good idea.
Carter designed a prom jumpsuit much like the caped crusader-style, emerald one Rihanna wore to the 2010 Echo Awards. She says, “I was like, ‘Oh my God, I love this outfit, I want to go with outfit let me go show my mom,’ and I was like mom, mom, I wanna wear this, it’s cool. I love it! Oh my God’”
A family friend made a black version of the unique outfit for the teenager.
The 16 year old says she received lots of praise from her classmates who thought the outfit was different and flattering.
Once social media, however, got a hold of Carter’s pics, a frenzy of jokes ensued complemented with the hashtag #PromBat, which would go on to trend on Twitter.
And instead of Rihanna complimenting her fan, or even remaining mum, she seemed to join in on making a mockery of Carter, posting two tweets Alexis deemed offensive.
“Why throw shade on it when you had on the exact same thing? The poses was different, but the outfit wasn’t,” the high school-er told her local Fox station.
As a result of what many are calling cyberbullying on the pop star’s end, Carter says she’s no longer a fan of the “Diamonds” singer’s, claiming, “She doesn’t love her fans like she says she does.”
Days after the cyberbullying took place, Carter says no signs of people relenting have been shown, and at this point, she’s not comfortable showing her face in public.