A teenager’s audacious attempt to take a friend’s attractive mom to his prom has been defeated by the school, after the boy’s ambitious Twitter campaign to make it happen had brought him well within reach of his goal.
Anthony Pinnisi, a high school student in Virginia, launched his Twitter campaign on Thursday night, asking people to “help a dude out”. To help stir his supporters’ enthusiasm, he tweeted a series of images of his friend’s mother, showing off the prize on offer.
Before it all started, Pinnisi, a senior at Patriot High School in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC, had asked his friend Chloe Albright if he could take her mom to the prom, provided he got enough online support.
Chloe set the required level of online support at 500,000 retweets — a huge number which she obviously thought was out of Pinnisi’s reach. Undeterred, Pinnisi promptly shared their conversation on Twitter, adding images of Chloe’s mother.
Incredibly, Pinnisi’s post received 80,000 retweets in just 24 hours and suddenly, the goal started to look much less unreachable. But that is when the school stepped in and told Pinnisi to stop his campaign, ruining his dream in the process.
1. A Virginia teen recently started an online campaign to ask his friend’s mom (left) out to prom.
2. Pinnisi tweeted these images of his conversation with Chloe and photographs of her mother.
3. Anthony Pinnisi (left) asked his friend Chloe (right) how many Twitter re-tweets he would need to take her mom out to prom and she said 500,000. He amassed 80,000 in just a 24 hour period, before he was forced by his school to take the tweet down.
Since the campaign’s abrupt end, Chloe has sided with the school’s decision and her mother’s thoughts are unknown.
On Twitter, many users found the schoolboy’s elaborate prom campaign hilarious, but many others have thought it inappropriate.
Evidently, Chloe never thought that Anthony would go ahead with his plan. In a tweet she posted after his campaign began, she wrote:
If you RT’d Anthony’s tweet I don’t like you.
So, she was not amused…
4. Some called Anthony out for being inappropriate on Twitter, but many also found the campaign humorous.
5. Above, the tweet Anthony wrote after his school asked him to take the tweet down.
6. Pictures of Chloe’s mom that the young girl posted to her personal Twitter account.
7. Chloe didn’t seem to impressed by Anthony’s online campaign, as evidenced by this tweet.
8. Chloe posted this picture of her and her mother on vacation to Twitter, shortly before Anthony’s online campaign started.
Source: The Daily Mail.
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