Girl Turned Away From Prom For Wearing Tux Gets Invite to Guest on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Last week, ABC27 News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania reported on a story about a local girl, Aniya Wolf, who was kicked out of her high school prom for showing up in a tuxedo rather than a dress. Never mind it was the attire that Wolf, who identifies as a lesbian cisgender woman, has always felt more comfortable in. At the last-minute (perhaps deliberately so), the school changed their dress code for the event in an email that was sent out prior to prom which required girls to wear dresses–prompting Wolf’s mom to take action.

“I told them that I had read the dress code that was given to the students and I didn’t think that it precluded her from wearing a suit. I said that this was very unfair, particularly at the last minute,” Carolyn Wolf said in an interview with ABC27. So Aniya decided to go anyway, in the suit that she had picked out with her mom–and was barred from prom before she even walked in the door. According to Wolf, she said a school official grabbed her arm and told her she would call the police, so she left.

However, the story doesn’t end here. Rob McElhenney, creator and one of the stars of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, was so impressed by Aniya (and her suit) that he reached out to her via Twitter to appear on the show:

Obviously, it doesn’t completely erase the gender bias in the dress code at Aniya’s school–or the larger problem non-comforming young adults so often face while merely trying to live their lives–but it’s a heartwarming reminder than there are people out there who are willing to extend a hand in some way. And now, we can wait for what will surely be a stylish cameo from Aniya on It’s Always Sunny!

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