Megan Flaherty made QUITE a statement on prom night when she showed up to the big dance in a coffin! Apparently dying for attention, the teen’s shocking entrance, while offensive to some, had a meaningful purpose. Find out why she played dead here, and watch her crazy arrival!
Creative promposals are one thing, but crazy prom ENTRANCES? Now that’s something we’ve never heard of — until now! Megan Flaherty, 17, arrived at her high school’s prom looking drop dead gorgeous, and we’re not just talking about her makeup. The New Jersey teenager actually arrived at the dance in a hearse, pretending to be dead! “I like being different,” she explained to of her May 6 arrival. But not only that, Megan also wants to be a funeral director, so she thought it was the perfect way to give a nod to her future career.
Before arriving at Pennsauken High School’s junior prom, Megan revealed that she did check with her date, Stephen Caldwell, to make sure he had no reservations about her plans. The rest was easy as her friend owns a funeral parlor as well as the hearse that drove Megan to the prom. The teen has even done odd jobs for her pal, such as vacuuming the viewing area and handing out prayer cards, according to the publication.
As Megan arrived at the dance, people gathered around to see who was inside the coffin. But apparently not everyone was amused by her bold stunt. “It’s not for everyone ― death is a touchy thing,” Megan’s mom Susan Flaherty told Inside Edition. “Some people are afraid of it, but that is her chosen profession, and she was celebrating what she wanted to do with her life after high school.”
Even still, Megan received major backlash on social media, with some people calling her “classless” and “tasteless.” “Anything people do these days, people judge it. People have opinions,” Megan said. After high school, the teen would like to attend Mercer County Community College’s funeral service program.
— Rebecca Everett (@RebeccajEverett) May 8, 2017
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you shocked Megan showed up to prom in a coffin? Do you think it’s creative or insensitive?