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On today's episode of "It's 2018. Why Is This Still Happening?", we're sharing the story of a teen who was bullied by his peers' parents after he won Prom King in a dress. We repeat, his classmates' parents were the ones who caused an uproar about an event that did not directly affect them. Let's dive in, shall we?

Adam Bell is an 18-year-old high school senior/makeup maven. In fact, he's already working as a professional makeup artist and has just under 2,500 followers on Instagram. So when the most glamorous night in one's high school career rolled around, you bet Bell pulled out all the stops.

Bell not only created a stunning prom makeup look for himself, but he also donned a Victoria's Secret bustier, a House of CB velvet skirt, and a blonde wig that made him look like a member of the Kardashian clan during their platinum phase.

Unfortunately, Bell got a lot more than double takes after his school posted a photo of their Prom King and Prom Queen on Facebook and Instagram. Bell had won Prom King after 49% of his fellow classmates voted for him.

The social media comments got so harsh that the school had to not only remove the photos but also delete their entire Facebook page to quell the hate.

But thankfully, there is a happy ending to this story. Bell's peers stood up to their own parents and the onslaught of trolls to defend Bell's position as Prom King and his decision to wear a dress.

Bell is confident enough to not let the hate get to him. And with his classmates on his side, he can peacefully reign and continue to slay his glam looks on the daily. Long live the king!