Jul 04, 2022
DJ is slammed for playing song about legs not working as handicapped prom queen who suffers from rare neurological disorder takes to the dance floor in a wheelchair
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Sarah Mendenhall, 23 - who suffers from a rare neurological condition called Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), which causes muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis - was crowned as prom queen at her school dance.
However, when it was time for Sarah - who was in a wheelchair - and the prom king to dance together, things turned awkward when the MC put on a song that had an insensitive line in it.
A video posted to TikTok by classmate Celeste Orozco showed the two standing in the center of the dance floor while someone placed crowns on their heads; but when the song Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran came on, many people at the event became uncomfortable.
A DJ is being slammed online after they played a song about legs not working as a handicapped prom queen took to the dance floor in her wheelchair
Sarah Mendenhall (pictured), 23 - who suffers from a rare neurological condition called Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) - was crowned as prom queen at her school dance
However, when it was time for Sarah - who is seen in the hospital last year - and the prom king to dance, things turned awkward when the MC put on a song that had an insensitive line in it@celesteiliana__
a prom queen crowning moment to remember #fyp #foryoupage #highschool #promqueen♬ original sound - Celeste Orozco
'When your legs don't work like they used to before,' the opening line of the track reads. 'And I can't sweep you off of your feet.'
A video posted to TikTok by classmate Celeste Orozco showed the two standing in the center of the dance floor. But when the song Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran came on, many people at the event became uncomfortable
Numerous onlookers in the crowd showed their discomfort by letting out gasps and yelling at the DJ, whose identity is unknown, but it seemed as though Sarah didn't notice the line.
'This would haunt me the rest of my life if I were the DJ,' Celeste captioned the clip, which has been viewed more than 17 million times.
However, Sarah wants everyone to know that she wasn't offended by the lyric in the 2014 hit.
'Hey everyone so this is me,' she wrote in the comment section of the viral clip. 'I found it really funny and ironic.'
She added that she 'didn’t know what was playing until way after' because she was so focused on trying to 'dance.'
Celeste added, 'We had a great prom night and a good laugh about it the next day.'
Despite Sarah taking it in stride, many viewers were mortified over the DJs mistake and took to the comment section to bash them.
'When your legs don't work like they used to before,' the opening line of the track reads. 'And I can't sweep you off of your feet.' Sarah is seen in 2020
Numerous onlookers in the crowd showed their discomfort by letting out gasps and yelling at the DJ, but Sarah (pictured last year) was unbothered by it
She said she found it 'really funny and ironic,' adding that she 'didn’t know what was playing until way after' because she was so focused on trying to 'dance.' She is seen at the prom
On Instagram, Sarah (pictured in 2016) admitted that while there have been 'so many lows' since she was diagnosed five years ago, there have also been a lot of highs
Despite Sarah taking it in stride, many viewers were mortified over the DJs mistake. Others found the whole thing entertaining, with one calling it 'priceless'@sarahmendenhall4
Just making a core memory. Thats all ✨???? #dancing #footloose #wedding♬ Cornfield Chase - Dorian Marko
Others found the whole thing entertaining, with one calling it 'priceless' and another branding it as 'the funniest thing they have ever seen.'
'The DJ is gonna be telling this story forever,' wrote one person, while another joked, 'The DJ was slipped a $20 to play that by the girl who came in second place.'What is Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)?
- AFM is a rare neurological condition which causes muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis
- It affects the nervous system, particularly the area of the spinal cord called gray matter
- It is often caused by a viral infection, with more than 90 per cent of patients with AFM had mild respiratory symptoms or fever, suggestive of a viral infection, before presenting with AFM
- Symptoms include droopy eyelids, weak or sagging face, difficulty swallowing or slurred speech, and pain in the arms or legs
- Physical rehabilitation could improve long-term outcomes if implemented early in the disease
- Source: CDC
'That was personal,' said someone else. A fourth comment read, 'It's almost too perfect.'
'He called her OUT,' someone else commented.
'He said, "Hold up, I got the perfect song,"' wrote a different user.
It appeared that Sarah, who was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease in October 2016, had an amazing night despite the mishap.
She posted a clip of herself spinning around in the wheelchair on the dance floor to her own TikTok account, writing, 'Just making a core memory. Thats all.'
According to the CDC, AFM 'affects the nervous system, particularly the area of the spinal cord called gray matter, causing the body's muscles and reflexes to weaken.'
It is often caused by a viral infection, with the organization writing, 'More than 90 per cent of patients with AFM had mild respiratory symptoms or fever, suggestive of a viral infection, before presenting with AFM.'
On Instagram, the 23-year-old, who is learning to walk through physical therapy, admitted that while there have been 'so many lows' since she was diagnosed five years ago, there have also been a lot of highs.
'There have been many lows, like a lot, but there have also been so many highs that I hold onto and I wouldn’t change a thing because I’ve learned so much about myself and others that I wouldn’t have without AFM,' she explained.
'I can't wait to see what the future holds for me and my little (sometimes) noodle legs.'
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“American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery announced in June 2022 that he and his wife, Gabi Dubal, are expecting their first child.
In an interview with People at the time, the season 10 “American Idol” winner shared that he and his wife are expecting a baby boy in November, though it now appears the baby may be coming more quickly.
“Baby is coming fast, I tell you,” he told ABC Audio. “It seems like just yesterday that Gabi showed me the pregnancy test, and she was like, ‘We’re having a kid.'”The Baby May Arrive in Late October 2022 View this post on Instagram
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During the interview, McCreery revealed that a recent ultrasound showed their baby boy was tracking ahead of schedule, meaning that it’s possible he will be arriving sooner than his early November due date.
“We’ve got to build a nursery and get all this stuff ready,” McCreery told the outlet, adding that he’s more than ready to be a father.
He added, “It’s going to be the biggest blessing. I can’t wait to teach this kid things. Get him on the ball field, play some music, teach him guitar. We’ve already got a little music stand for him to play with. So yeah, we’re pumped.”
The singer-songwriter is also excited because he thinks that his wife will be “the best mom.”
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In September 2022, McCreery’s song “Damn Strait” hit number one on the charts, and people from the music industry and McCreery’s label gatheredl in Nashville to celebrate the artist, as reported by Music Row.
“We are so proud to be a part of ‘Damn Strait’ with Trent and Jim,” CEO of Mucho Love Brooke Burrows shared. “Thank you so much, Scotty, for making it a big ole hit for us. We’re just so proud to be a part of this.”
“Damn Strait” pays tribute to country music legend George Strait and was written by songwriters Trent Tomlinson and Jim Collins.
“The writers gave us permission to use their songs in our storyline,” Collins shared. “I wanted to recognize them, but in order to do that, I had to get a little help so I have a couple of plaques I want to give out.”
He added that he wanted to thank McCreery for singing “his butt off” on the track.
McCreery thanked everyone who gathered to support him.
“Nashville is a songwriter’s town and I felt so honored to get to sing this. I’ve recorded a lot of songs in the last 11 years and this is right up there with my favorites that I’ve done,” he recalled. “I’ve been fortunate to have songs that have worked on the radio in the last few years, but this one is different.”
He also thanked everyone who helped him on the song including the songwriters.
“It takes a village,” he added. “I’ve always said that, and I have the best village in Nashville. But again, today is Jim and Trent’s. Thank you for writing an awesome song and for sending it to me. I’m looking forward to singing this song for many, many years to come.”