Parents of White High School Girls Sue School District for Defamation Over Misconstrued ‘KKK’ Photo

The parents of six girls whose photo caption “KKK” showed them smiling broadly with their hands above their heads signifying who knows what is suing the Barrington School District for defamation.

The photo ignited a firestorm on social media over the summer and based on the infamous letters used as the caption, we don’t have to tell you why.

But the parents say everyone got all up in arms based on assumption. Why did they take so long to come out with this? Who knows.

The photo was retweeted and shared thousands of times, with some in cyberspace interpreting the girls’ gestures as mimicking Ku Klux Klan hoods. Officials at Barrington Community School District 220 were inundated with demands to take action against the girls.

The “white-out” themed party with the girls in attendance was said to have taken place off campus. But as it turns out, white-out only applied to the color of requested attire.

Think Sean “Diddy” Combs famous parties.

Guests at the party were said to be of all races and cultures. And as for those letters “KKK”…

Wait for it…

They were actually the initials of the party host.

The lawsuit, filed in August on behalf of six of the girls by their parents, seeks unspecified damages. An attorney representing the girls and their parents did not immediately return phone calls.

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