Jun 5, 2015 1:58 PM

Body shamed in prom photos, Portsmouth High students holding rally


PORTSMOUTH - A group of Portsmouth High School seniors will hold a rally Friday evening in Market Square to protest negative comments left on their prom pictures.

The pictures were posted by the Portsmouth Herald following the prom last Friday.

READ: Portsmouth High prom-goers fight online body shaming comments

Comments included:

“Just glad these ladies are not my daughters"

“Parents should be ashamed of themselves! Sorry!"

“Yikes I totally agree those are NOT prom dresses. I would never let my kid leave the house dressed like this!”

Some of the comments were deleted following media attention.

The rally will take a positive look at the consequences of posting degrading comments online, and encourage young women and men to be respectful.

“We plan on just having a good vibe and being positive and spreading good feelings not only to women but men," said organizer Ginger Ruesswick.

The rally begins at 6 p.m.

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