NJ Boy Wants To Ask Justin Bieber To His Junior Prom—Just As A Friend, Natch

It’s fashionable for people to utilize YouTube to ask celebrities to formal dances—servicemembers recently landed dates with Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis that way. Now 16-year-old New Jersey student Leon Purvis is taking to the Web to ask Justin Bieber to his junior prom next year.Don’t mistake it for some gay thing, though. As Purvis clearly states, its’ just a bromance thing. “Justin Bieber, would you like to come to my prom with me? But not as a date—just as a friend, as a brother,” he asks in the clip above.

“The idea came to me when I was at pre-prom last year to see my sister off, and I was talking to a kid that was going,” Purvis, who attends Glassboro High School, tells the Glousester County Times. “At the time I was thinking about what girl I wanted to ask, and he said, ‘Who are you going to ask? Justin Bieber?’ I thought it was a good idea because I admire him and all he’s accomplished for being so young. I’ve been a fan ever since his YouTube days.”

The hope is the video will become a trending topic on Twitter—if enough users tweet #GuyAsksJustinBieberToPromOnYouTube on Trending Day, December 27, it could garner enough attention to reach Bieber or his people.

Purvis’ family, teachers and classmates all seem quite supportive of his endeavor. Even if Purvis doesn’t identify as gay, its refreshing to see a community go ballistic when a kid wants to take someone of the same sex to prom.

We think Bieber should totally do it—at least he won’t be accused of getting anyone pregnant, right?