Nowadays things are getting more and more tolerant for same-sex couples, but back in 2001 Keira Knightley was lambasted for taking a girl to prom.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” babe explained that she faced discrimination when her girlfriend Emily went as her prom date back in the day.
Keira shared that she was in the middle of filming “Bend It Like Beckham” and she didn’t have time to get a dress so she wore ripped jeans and casual attire.
“Everybody else was completely dressed up, obviously, in that kind of finery. [A teacher scolded us, saying we] were never going to come to anything if [we] didn’t know how to dress appropriately for events like that.”
From there, “We had our picture taken underneath the thing, and she’s kissing me, and we were told that that was disgusting. Our photograph…wasn’t allowed — you know when you get up and, I don’t know if this is in America, but you collect all the photographs of prom and you buy whatever ones you want. Ours wasn’t allowed to be displayed on that because it wasn’t appropriate.”
Overall, “I f*cking hated high school, so I wouldn’t revert to high school ever. I don’t know, I’m not that kind of gal. Teenage girls and that scream pitch, even when I was a teenage girl, I was like, ‘Ugh, I really don’t like this,’ so that’s never been my place in time.”