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Boy Who Asked Bieber To Prom Brings Cardboard Cutout Instead

Last year Leon Purvis made headlines when he asked teen pop star Justin Bieber to his junior prom in Glassboro, New Jersey—”as a friend” (of course). Well, Purvis’ prom was earlier this month, and though the singer was a no-show, Purvis did the next best thing: He brought a cardboard cutout.

Posting this clip on YouTube Purvis, 16, revealed he actually got elected to prom court with his 2-D Bieber stand-in.

Hey everyone my prom was on Saturday June 2nd. Sadly Justin Bieber did not come to prom with me as a bro so I went with Plan B. Plan B was of me bringing a life-sized cardboard cutout of Justin Bieber to prom as my wingman. That was my entry for prom court and king.

Luckily I made prom court doing that. I was not expecting to get on Prom Court. Also Scooter, Justin Bieber’s manager ,is giving me free tickets to the Believe Tour on November 4th!

We’re happy for you, Leon. But couldn’t you have just found a cute lesbian Bieber lookalike to go with you?

Feature photo: Georges Biard

On:           Jun 14, 2012
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    • Baba Booey

      This kid needs to come out of the closet. He will by his sophomore year in college.

      Oh, and FYI, the use of “bro” outs you as gay bro.

      Jun 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LVgay

      what a fucking douche

      Jun 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA

      Bieber blow up doll next?

      Jun 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      What is a pre-prom? And next some christian girl is going to take a dog to her prom, just to make a point. Prom is lame, ever play along with it for the sake of goofing on the picture years later when you have come out, or just skip the whole damn thing. Why does it have to be a place to make socio-political statements, it’s friking prom, showing up with a cut out of the Lesbeaver just gives the bullies more reason to bully.

      Jun 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Erik

      Wow. Someday he is going to be really embarrassed by these YouTube videos he made.

      Jun 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James M. Martin

      Give the kid a break, he’s a Bieber fan. This doesn’t make him gay or straight or even bi. I fail to get the gay dis some seem to read into the story. Are we wearing our feelings on our sleeves? Will we give bigots validity to their claim some of us are “bruised fruit”?

      Jun 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Baird

      @James M. Martin: Isn’t it amazing how often the commenters on this site use their OWN SEXUALITY as an insult? So what if this kid is gay? What if he isn’t? Shouldn’t this be a place where that doesn’t matter?

      Jun 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      Justin is too busy cultivating a heterosexual image for his misguided female masses.

      Jun 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rockery

      this is beyond stupid

      Jun 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Patsy Stoned

      I’m sure the cardboard cutout has a much larger penis than the real Justin.

      Jun 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • takingliberties

      Idiot queen without a throne.

      Jun 14, 2012 at 11:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chance

      Whether or not he’s gay (and I have to admit I believe he probably is, but it doesn’t matter), I think it’s cool that Bieber (or at least his manager) at least acknowledged the kids. Showing up as the kid’s prom date, even as a “bro” would obviously go against the image he WANTS to project, particularly with the gay rumors that are out there, but I give him props for at least giving the kid free tickets to the show. It was very…politic…of him. Can’t appear gay, but can’t totally ignore him or everyone will accuse him of hating gay people.

      Jun 14, 2012 at 11:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chance

      And when I said “whether or not he’s gay” I was referring to the kid who invited Bieber, not Bieber himself.

      Jun 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • G

      Ya know, it may seem like a bit of an odd situation. But I feel like we don’t know the entire context, so we can’t reeeaallllyyy judge. Sounds like he had fun, and it was unique. More power to him.

      Fellow homos: let’s stop jumping down everyone’s throats :P

      Jun 15, 2012 at 1:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nineinchnail

      Weird kid!

      Jun 15, 2012 at 5:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark miner

      Yes. I marched for gay rights in the 1980’s so boys like Leon could take cardboard cut-outs of Justin Bieber to the prom in 2012. I am so proud of Leon. Of course I also want to smack him and tell him to grow the hell up, but mostly I am proud.


      —mark miner

      Jun 15, 2012 at 8:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hamoboy

      @mark miner: You are SO FULL OF WIN!

      Jun 15, 2012 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • J Stratford

      This kid is just attention-seeking. A cardboard? Really? You’re 15 minutes is up.

      Jun 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan brickman

      Everybody wants instant fame these days…..What a Fame Whore Loser!

      Jun 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan brickman

      People use the internet to stalk celebrities all the time now….loser!

      Jun 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pogo Bock

      A cardboard cutout? How could they tell?

      Jun 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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