Don’t know if this flap has gone national, but it was all over the Philadelphia area morning drive.
It’s prom time at Cherry Hill (NJ) East High School, located about 20 minutes outside of Philly. So they decided to hold their prom at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. In keeping with the site, the prom tickets read that the students should “party like it’s 1776.”
So, of course, some students objected because some communities couldn’t celebrate what life was like for them in 1776, which prompted the principal to write a long, abject apology for the insensitivity and the “offensive wording” and promised to replace the offending tickets with “commemorative” prom tickets.
For the record, the phrase “party like it’s 1776” is one that has been used before in connection with events held in the Philadelphia area.