Superhero Prom Photo Goes Viral, Somehow Gets Compared to the KKK

May 10, 2016 Updated: May 10, 2016

A prom photo that shows a group of guys dressed up as various superheroes with their dates unveiling who the superhero is has gone viral.

However, a prominent video game director, David Jaffe, lashed out that the photo, saying that it was “sexist.”

When someone asked what negative stereotype it portrays, he responded.

“The men as heroes, the women as subserviant. Not a single female hero. The men serious/in thought, the women only all smiles,” he said.

Then Jaffe, the video game director for “God of War,” compared it to the KKK.


The photo was taken by Johnny Bolinger of BN Focus Photography.

Some users then sounded off, saying that people get too easily offended.

The prom photo was taken by students who go to Subiaco Academy in Subiaco, Arkansas, according to NBC.

Bollinger explained to Mashable his reasoning: “They posed, I snapped a photo and, well, you see what happened when I posted it later that night.”

The photo has since been shared more than 300,000 times on Facebook.

(H/T – Twitchy, IJReview)