10 high schoolers who had cardboard cutout prom dates

Happy prom season to people everywhere and inanimate objects that look like people! 

Taking a date to prom isn’t for everyone. Sometimes, your date bails last minute. Sometimes, over the top promposals just aren’t for you. And sometimes, your celebrity crush/unrequited love stays unrequited. 

But no worries! If you’re stressing about not having a (human) date for prom this year, here are 10 people who found love in the form of a cardboard cutout.

1. The girl determined to meet Killmonger

Twitter user @uhdeevuh brought a cardboard cutout of Michael B. Jordan to prom this year after she couldn’t get a date. 

“Now I need to MEET my man,” she tweeted, with photos of a friend crouched behind the cutout to hold it up. 

We hope she finds him!

2. The junior who coordinated outfits with Justin Bieber 

Poor @lowhangingfruit couldn’t find a date to prom, but she was determined to not attend the dance alone.

She decided to bring a cardboard cutout of young Justin Bieber — bowl cut and everything — and even coordinated her dress with her date’s bright red pants. 

3. The kid who took his pre-prom photos with Michelle Obama

Shafe Selvidge loves the former first lady. He has a cardboard cutout of Mrs. Obama and he’s even taken Christmas photos with it. In January, Selvidge wished Michelle Obama happy birthday with a prom photo.

“I would love to get a picture with the real you someday,” he tweeted. 

4. The high schooler whose date ditched her for golfing

When @carrrieplain’s prom date ditched her to go golfing, she decided that taking photos alone just wasn’t for her. Instead of photos with her date, she took her prom photos with a cardboard cutout of Cody Simpson. 

5. The student who thinks her (lack of) romantic life was because of Nick Jonas

Twitter user @shannon__fields posted two photos from her high school prom, captioning it, “Do you think me going to prom with a cardboard cutout of @nickjonas had anything to do with why boys never liked me?” She even had the classic foot-popping kiss with her paper date.

6. The girl who brought Danny DeVito to prom

Good thing there’s no troll toll for high school. Hannah Gladwell brought a cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito — who was at least wearing a blazer — to her prom. 

7. The senior who went to prom with Batman

“Incase you’re having a bad day,” @Asivrs tweeted, “Remember that I went to prom with a cardboard cutout.” She even matched her superhero date, accessorizing her dress with a Batman belt, fingerless gloves, and a bat mask. It’s a lot.

8. The girl whose date got hit by a car

When Avinnash was hit by a car, he couldn’t make it to his senior prom. Instead of going to prom with him, Amanda brought a cardboard cutout of his face and had someone stand in as Avinnash for her prom photos. 

According to their friend Zahra, Avinnash was OK, even if he was left for a cardboard version of himself. 

9. The high schooler who brought tech daddy Elon Musk

Elon Musk: billionaire, innovator, and most recently, prom date. @thesmelloftea brought a cutout of the Tesla CEO as her date.

“I’m sorry Elon I just really look up to you and watching the falcon heavy launch in person made me tear up,” she tweeted, “Honestly I only think it’s fair that Elon gets a cardboard cutout of ME.”

10. The young voter who felt the Bern at prom

On the cusp of graduation, @chloxraynaud took a political stance at prom and brought a cardboard cutout of then-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. She captioned her prom photos with #Bernie2016 and #FeelTheBern, posing with her democratic socialist date. Even if Bernie didn’t win the primary, @chloxraynaud definitely won prom. 

If you’re dateless for prom this year, just know that there are a lot of options out there.

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Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/04/18/cardboard-cutout-prom-dates/

J.K. Rowling’s tweets about the London attacks mix solemnity with snark

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J.K. Rowling had some choice words to share with her followers in the wake of Saturday’s cowardly terrorist attack on London citizens.

She was tweeting in response to a New York Times post that characterized the United Kingdom as “reeling” in the wake of its second terror attack in two weeks. Saturday’s incident followed a May 22 suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

The NYT tweet in question links to coverage of the Saturday attacks, noting that they “hit a nation still reeling from the shock of the bombing in Manchester almost 2 weeks ago.”

She even fended off a troll who accused her of being disconnected and out of touch. In response to a derisive tweet that scoffed at her commenting on the news from the safety of a “walled off secure compound,” Rowling issued a corrective.

Then, when the same troll corrected her surname spelling of Superman’s arch-nemesis it’s “Luthor” in the comics Rowling went all-in on the snark.

As usual, she saved her most withering blast for a favored and ever-deserving Twitter punching bag: Donald J. Trump.

Responding to a tweet from 45 that brazenly chastised the mayor of London for trying to rally the spirits of his constituents in the hours after the attack, Rowling issued another snarky corrective.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/06/04/jk-rowling-london-attacks-tweets/