High school student uses Twitter to land porn star prom date, school objects

prom

As first mentioned on ABC News, an 18-year-old Minnesota teenager named Mike Stone used his personal Twitter account to fire off approximately 600 tweets to porn stars asking if they would attend his high school prom at Tartan High School in Oakdale, MN. Stone’s typical request asked each porn star if they were “booked up on May 12” and promised “dinner, hotel and a personal massage” after the prom ended if the porn star responded to his initial tweet.

Mike-StoneOne porn star, 19-year old Megan Piper, responded in the affirmative to his request and stated “I can make this kid’s dream prom experience come true and get a chance to go to prom. It was a win for both of us.” in the interview with ABC News. Piper didn’t get a chance to attend her prom after her family moved to another state before the yearly event occurred at her high school 

Stone had turned to Twitter to get a date for the prom after several girls at his high school had turned him down. His mother, Diven Stone, described herself as being upset with the situation at first, but now supports the planned date. Also over Twitter, an adult website offered to pay for the entire event including the cost of a limo, restaurant and hotel suite. Stone is offering to pay for Piper’s airfare from Los Angeles, California, but has also been approached by a travel agency to cover the cost. Stone is also having success raising the money for the transportation costs with random people contributing through the Internet.

megan-piperStone, described by his mother as having special needs, stated in an interview with the Pioneer Press that he has never been on a date before. After the news broke on the national stage regarding the prom date, Stone’s notoriety at the high school skyrocketed. According to Stone, he stated “They chanted my name in the hallways: Mike! Mike! Mike! They called me a legend. I have never been called that before.

When the school administration heard about the planned date between Stone and Piper, they subsequently banned her from attending the prom. Detailed in a public statement, school administrators stated “Megan Piper’s attendance would be prohibited under Tartan’s standard prom procedures and would be inconsistent with two school district policies. Those policies, among other things, refer to keeping the school safe from ‘activity that may be disruptive.’

After the school issued the banishment, Stone’s mother stated “It’s not like they’re going to have sex there or make a movie. I bet if his date were someone like Mariah Carey, though, they would have paid to fly her here.” Students at Tartan High School are discussing the creation of a petition regarding Piper’s attendance in addition to making T-shirts to support Stone’s date.  

megan-piper-twitter-ellen

Both Stone and Piper are now attempting to locate an alternate party venue near the main prom being held at the Landmark Center in St. Paul and hope to invite all the students attending Tartan High School to their party. Piper is also attempting to lobby Ellen DeGeneres over Twitter to both have her on the Ellen Show in addition to hosting the alternative prom. 

Emerging Tech

Professional drone racing is flying onto Twitter this summer

Professional drone racing is coming to Twitter for the first time this summer. Organizers hope the streaming deal with the social media platform will help the growing sport to further broaden its audience.
Movies & TV

Stranger Things season 3 teaser proclaims it's almost feeding time in Hawkins

With a sophomore season as strong as its first, Stranger Things is now moving on to season 3. Here's everything we've learned so far about the Netflix series' upcoming third season, premiering in July 2019.
Movies & TV

Stay inside this winter with the best shows on Hulu, including 'Legion'

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix right now (March 2019)

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Movies & TV

The best movies on Netflix in March, from Buster Scruggs to Roma

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Computing

Make a GIF of your favorite YouTube video with these great tools

Making a GIF from a YouTube video is easier today than ever, but choosing the right tool for the job isn't always so simple. In this guide, we'll teach you how to make a GIF from a YouTube video with our two favorite online tools.
Social Media

Twitter takes a cue from Instagram and Snapchat with new quick-swipe camera

Twitter is giving the "what's happening" treatment to photos and video by allowing users to access the in-app camera fast enough to catch and share the moment. The new Twitter camera is now accessible with a swipe.
Social Media

Yep, it’s not just you. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are down for many

Facebook's family of apps has been suffering issues for much of the day. Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Facebook itself have been out of action for users around the world, with the company scrambling to sort it out.
Social Media

Facebook may soon let you watch live TV with friends in Watch Party

Facebook Watch Party is designed to allow friends to watch together, even when they can't be in the same physical space. Now, that feature could be expanding to include live TV. Facebook announced a test of the feature, starting with live…
Social Media

Federal investigation digs into Facebook’s data-sharing deals

Facebook confirmed it is cooperating with a federal criminal investigation. According to a report, the company is under investigation for sharing user data with smartphone and tablet companies.
Social Media

Facebook explains its worst outage as 3 million users head to Telegram

Facebook, if you didn't already know it, suffered a bit of an issue on Wednesday, March 13. An issue that took down not only its social networking site, but also Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger. On Thursday it offered an explanation.
Gaming

Snapchat could soon let you play games in between your selfies

If a new report is accurate, Snapchat will be getting an integrated gaming platform in April. The platform will feature mobile games form third-party developers, and one publisher is already signed on.
Social Media

Twitter is testing a handy subscription feature for following threads

Twitter has recently started testing a feature that lets you subscribe to a thread so that you’ll no longer need to like a comment or post to it yourself in order to receive notifications of new contributions.
Social Media

Your Google+ public content will remain viewable on the web, if you want it to

Google's failed social network — Google+ — will soon be wiped from the internet, but there's a team of volunteers working right now to save its public content for the Internet Archive.