Marche Taylor speaks out to the Moms who commented on her recent arrest.
When we posted the story of a teen girl who was arrested after wearing a risque dress to her prom, moms wanted answers. We went straight to the source and got a first-person account of what really happened the night the high school senior got bounced from the big night.
The radio stations are talking about the dress, but no one has asked, "Where is the father?"
ML: Did your mother or father see this dress prior to the prom?
Marche: My grandmother was at the house when I was getting dressed. I don't live with my parents. She didn't think anything was wrong with it. She thought I looked pretty for the prom.
There was no need for an arrest. Would you have wanted your CHILD arrested if they chose to make the wrong choice in FASHION? Contrary to how she is dressed, she is still a child. She's dressed no differently than the women in the videos that you may allow your teens to watch.
ML: Did you learn anything from this incident?
Marche: I learned when it has something to do with the school, you shouldn't dress like that. I didn't draw or design my dress exactly like that, it came out that way, but it's not what I initially wanted. I don't regret wearing it at all. I am good at drawing, and liked what I designed. I want to be a model and I like drawing what I want to wear.
This was this young lady's prom; her dress was not so provocative to get her kicked out of it. There are many reasons why a young lady would find that dress attractive and suitable; for one, take a look at the role models and what they are wearing. Why don't we focus on more important teen issues, such as suicide, teen pregnancy, and violence, and take the focus off such petty things such as this dress? The complainers need to find something better to do.
ML: Do you agree people should find better things to tackle than what you wore to your prom?
Marche: I agree. I think the school should focus on educating students and not waste their time on little issues like my dress or the boys who wear sagging pants. My arrest wasn't about my dress, it was about me wanting my money back. I didn't have a chance to go to the prom. I am a senior getting ready to graduate next week and I don't have any memories, except in handcuffs. I just wanted to go to my prom, and now I missed out.
Do you think she should've been arrested?