April 7, 2010 12:23 PM

Constance McMillen faces Facebook Backlash as her Classmates Ridicule her Online

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"Secret" Prom. (Personal Photo)

JACKSON, Miss. (CBS) Apparently humiliating Constance McMillen, the lesbian teen who wanted to take her girlfriend to the prom, by sending her to a decoy prom while her classmates partied elsewhere, wasn't enough for some of her fellow students. Irate over having their original prom canceled - and blaming Constance - they started a facebook page called "Constance quit yer cryin."

While many of the early posts have been pulled by their authors, a few websites seem to have been able to grab them before they disappeared. The first post reportedly read "Seriously, you've pretty much eff'd up your fellow classmate's best memory of High School."

Constance McMillan (AP/Rogelio V. Solis)

Another post defends the phony prom, saying the students were exercising their free expression rights and wanted a "drama-free" prom "without the main cause" of said drama. The poster also wrote that the majority of the student body felt McMillan had "thrown the school board under the bus."

The page has since been taken over by Constance's supporters, who have flooded the wall with supportive posts chastising the page's creators, and some of the early commenters.

But hate is hate, and some of Constance's "supporters" seem to be perpetrating the kind of hateful speech and sentiments they showed up to condemn. One message reads, "The fact that this group exists is the reason I support abortion." Other messages apparently included death threats.

Ah, the Internet, bringing out the best in everyone!

But one of Constance's cooler-headed supporters posted a message Constance reportedly posted on her personal page in response to the backlash against her classmates: "I just want the negativity to stop because I try to be respectful and positive...please tell all you friends to get the word out."

McMillen seems to understand that this kind of backlash against the backlash against the backlash is a self-defeating enterprise.

March 31, 2010 - Constance McMillen Invited to Private Prom, Lesbian Partner and Tux Allowed
March 24, 2010 - Lesbian Prom Update: Constance McMillen's Rights Violated, But School Doesn't Have to Hold Prom
March 23, 2010 - Lesbian Prom Update: We'd Been Thinking of Canceling the Prom For, Like, a Million Non-Lesbian Reasons, Says School Board
March 11, 2010 - Constance McMillen Wanted to Take Her Girlfriend to the Prom, So the School Board Canceled it

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by bbb2010 April 9, 2010 9:28 PM EDT
Jijoman - don't you know that lesbians don't just have oral sex? They do every sex act known to humanity. From that perspective, lesbian sex is the most diverse sexuality you can imagine. So your oral sex comment only shows how little you know about what women actually do in bed together. "lesbian sex" involves every act and position that exists. Get an education.
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by bbb2010 April 9, 2010 9:14 PM EDT
Homosexuality is not only common in nature, but it is not hurtful to anyone like pedophelia or murder is. Gay sex acts occur between CONSENTING ADULTS, and this is not the case with pedophiles (kids are not adults) and murder (usually victim is not consenting). That is a HUGE DIFFERENCE, so stop the irrational thinking. Homosexuality has been misunderstood for a long time but now we know better, so stop the middle ages thinking for once. We are more evolved that that.
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by gijoeman April 9, 2010 2:59 PM EDT
I hope she gets a yeast infection of the mouth! Little witch should go to Jasper Texas for a little log chain therapy session and take Ellen with you. Maybe you two can get carpet munching burns together.
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by gijoeman April 9, 2010 6:16 PM EDT
After reading what I thought would sound funny, my comments seem mean and stupid. I wish I could delete them!
by niteman_az April 9, 2010 3:06 AM EDT
Guys its not about hating gays, its about the majority and its about logic. Only a few decades ago homosexuality was considered a mental disorder. It is. Just like the way pedophilia is looked at today. Now what makes pedophilia bad? What makes having sex with kids bad?? We say because its immoral right? Where did this country get its "morals"? Our primary religion. Christianity. In fact there aren't many primary religions that condone homosexuality. I don't know of any, but I'm sure there are some pagans religions that have people doing all kind of acts. Well guess what - THAT'S NOT THE MAJORITY IN THIS COUNTRY. DEAL WITH IT.

You say well TO HELL WITH RELIGION! Ok well that's your prerogative. But I will not say

that, why? COMMON SENSE. Most of our basic morals come FROM RELIGION. Like don't murder. Don't steal. Don't have sex with your buddies wife. Lol Stuff that MAKES SENSE.

It keeps society working together in somewhat harmony. Now you can say to hell with religion and god and the bible. You can say people should be able to do what makes them

happy. That's infantile and illogical. Some men are happy having sex with little boys. That makes them happy. Back in the day homosexuality was looked at in the same way as pedophilia. Homosexuality is nothing new, just like murder and guys having sex with little

boys. But the acceptance is new. Give us another hundred year and no telling what kind of sick lifestyles we will accept. Scary.

So you are an atheist. Fine. I am not religious but I believe in a creator. Maybe you don't believe in morals, you gotta believe in something. :-) Are you a naturalist? You believe in mother nature? Guess what kids - HOMOSEXUALITY GOES AGAINST NATURE. Yea

if mother nature was on your side two women could have sex and procreate. hahah Not gonna happen. THEY NEED SPERM FROM A MALE. DEAL WITH IT. Maybe someone is born with gay tendencies, but that what parents are for. To give guidance and teach the children logic. Maybe your kid is born with some other tendencies like alcoholism. Do you just let him drink as much as he wants? Sure if you're an idiot. You teach him or her that this is life. You get what you get. If you are a woman, YOU WILL NEVER BE A MAN. Sure you can get a surgery to make yourself a man or cat or anything else you obsess with. That is psychosis. IF you are an adult act like one. All you're delusions and BS will NOT CHANGE ANYTHING. People, life is what is it is, it takes

a little maturity. OR you can run around thinking that everyone is GOD and "everyone can be what they want to be" like a mentally deficient child. Grow up people. I will never look at

the gay struggle as I look at the struggle the African Americans have been through in this country and its disrespects them to try to compare the Gay rights movement to the African American struggle. I will teach my children that homosexuality is wrong and shouldn't be accepted. If the gays don't like how they aren't accepted where they are, THEN GO ELSEWHERE.
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by TheHx April 8, 2010 11:40 PM EDT
Simply existing in a society is NOT throwing it in ANYONES face. You homophobic and probably racist pieces of crap in that town should be ashamed of yourselves. I also read that you made your handicapped students go to the fake prom as well. I hope that the school district loses its ass in court for its blatantly hateful and discriminatory behavior against GLBT people. Your town disgusts me. If there were any justice your town would be over run by GLBT people marching in the streets. I hope that all of you bigot pieces of crap feel the way it feels to be left out and discriminated against. Effin cave people I swear.
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by love2ridend April 8, 2010 10:14 PM EDT
Hey she got to go to a prom. The cool people got theirs. She will always be know as the witch how ruined the prom by her classmates.
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by jason_lp April 9, 2010 5:24 AM EDT
"The cool people got theirs."

Trust me I used to live about a half hours drive from Fulton and the amount of "cool people" is really lacking. As for these students that are ridiculing her they should be very ashamed of themselves. I can see karma coming back in the form of a gay person giving them a job interview.
by wtf2 April 8, 2010 9:39 PM EDT
Constance looks "stoned" in the picture of her in front of the school.
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by muynoble75 April 8, 2010 9:36 PM EDT
Well...Constance...How come? You're almost a baby doll.. And with all due respect for your preferred sexual orientation, but the truth is that there are so many males around out there... You see? I can be one of them. Hopefully, you will change your mind over time...
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by gijoeman April 8, 2010 9:06 PM EDT
Hey Truthdefender,

What truth do you defend, YOURS? Where do you get off telling people what to think and that they are wrong if they dont think like you! WHAT A JERK you sound like an OBAMA lover to me!
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by trueknight7 April 8, 2010 7:10 PM EDT
Congrats and koodos to the school for standing it's ground. I for one am sick and tired of the homosexuals forcing their lifestyle on us and our children. enough is enough...
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by Truthdefender April 8, 2010 7:40 PM EDT

Oh stop YOUR self righteous, spoiled rotten selfish brat. A young woman wanted to have her prom memories too, and she is NOT required to create the memories YOU think she should have by going with an opposite sex date...She wasn't taking anything away from you, some zelot on the school board did that, aim your vitrol where it belongs, with some neanderthal adult stuck in the distant past
by TheHx April 8, 2010 11:41 PM EDT
Equality is not force moron
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