The art of the promposal is supposed to be sacred. In the digital age, the ceremony is now strictly to show the timeline and the 'gram how creative we can be when asking that special someone out to the most important dance in the life of a high school student. 

But as with anything that is precious and beautiful, especially in this country, racism must seep through the cracks of this blessed tradition and rear its ugly head. Yes, even in 2017.

Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, Florida is just one of the many places that these detractors to the promposal name have surfaced. In a since-deleted Instagram post, two white girls stood on either side of a black girl holding one of those cardboard signs, all of them smiling. 

At first glance, it seems like a promproposal gone right, but after you read the sign, it becomes extremely clear that it's not. The sign reads, “You may be picking cotton but we’re picking you to go to PROM with us.”

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This response by Jon Aro, an alum of Monarch, is a very similar sentiment to how we all should feel about seeing things like this actually existing in real life. 

Yahoo! Style reached out to Monarch High, and reportedly a receptionist told them that the principal is "aware" of the photo, but that's about it. So, there's that.

When asked about why he posted the picture on Twitter, Aro said, "I decided to post it on Twitter because it is 2017 and stuff like this is completely revolting…Just as she decided to take a picture of it, let alone post it on social media, I decided to do the same."

Do we really even need to say more than this?