There are embarrassing prom photos... and then there are REALLY embarrassing prom photos.
It's safe to say the following image falls into the latter category.
A bunch of students Chaparral High School in Parker, Colorado went viral this week after posing for their prom picture with alongside a giant Confederate flag.
Two girls are also holding guns, while several others use their fingers to mimic a weapon.
One of those featured at least recognized quickly that she may have made a mistake.
"It’s hard to say 'sorry' when that’s the only thing that can come out of my mouth right now,” the unnamed student told Fox 31 Denver, adding:
"I feel like there should be a better word for it."
According to an unnamed parent of one of the boys, meanwhile, a few moms and dads were encouraging the kids to snap the shot.
Said this parent to that same Foxx affiliate:
"I think in their immaturity [the kids] kind of think it is a cowboy thing, but to have parents feed into it and support it is really upsetting to me."
That's for sure. It's one thing for a bridge to collapse during your prom photo.
It's another to reference a symbol of white supremacy, slavery and the Ku Klux Klan.