Photos of a shocking text exchange between an Arkansas father and his teenage daughter are going viral after he said he would disown her for bringing a black date to the high school prom.
Anna Hayes, a senior from Lake Village, Arkansas, took to Facebook to share photos of her and her prom date before attending the dance. And despite receiving kind words from her friends and family online, the teen received verbal abuse from her father.
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Upon seeing photos of Hayes and her date, her father texted her a tirade of racially charged messages in which he said he would disown her and referred to her and her date by offensive names.
Wow. Right here in good ole Arkansas 🤦🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/kLqwvMaLIy
— Jefe Reg 🐐 (@Og__Regg) May 2, 2017
"We are done," her father texted. "I won't be coming to your graduation, nor will I pay for your college. Go live with the n—-rs."
Hayes responded to her father, texting, "I went to prom with a Black guy so that's a problem. Racist much."
"Yes, I am. Your [sic] dead to me," he replied. "Don't ever contact me again we are through. Go ahed be a f—n whore leave me out of it."
He continued his rant, "Go live with the f—-n n—rs. You want to mingle with subhumans, I'll treat you accordingly."
"This just hurt more because I can not believe how anyone can hate someone they don't even know because of their skin color," Hayes told Buzzfeed.
Upset by her father's words, Hayes sent screenshots of the exchange to her date, who in turn posted them online.
"He had always been openly racist around me when I was growing up in his household, but it never really occurred to me what it exactly meant to be racist, when you're a child you look at the world completely different," she said.
The exchange has since been met with outrage across social media:
I cannot believe someone would cut off there own daughter just bc they went to prom with a person of different race. This really upsets me.
— Taffy (@Tatertott_) May 2, 2017
Sub humans wow
— asha carter (@thatsasha__) May 3, 2017