Booty-shaking is not appreciated at one San Diego school.
There are dozens of ways to get banned from prom, like daring to want to attend with a date of the same sex, not having a date at all, hanging a declaration of love over a school entrance, or pelting your telekinetic classmate with tampons in the shower – oh wait, that last one’s from Carrie.
One school in San Diego has banned a group of teenage girls from attending their senior prom for appearing in a video in which they twerked while doing handstands, to a YG song.
In case you’re curious, ‘twerking’ is defined by Wikipedia as a “dance move that involves a person shaking their hips and bottom in a bouncy up and down motion, causing it to shake, ‘wobble’ and ‘jiggle’” . It’s been around (or at least defined using that particular word) since the 90s, but has experienced a surge in popularity recently for unfathomable reasons.
Despite the impressive gymnastic feat of arse-shaking whilst in a handstand, the school were unimpressed by what they called a “verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from, or in, the educational setting.” Perhaps they were worried an impromptu twerk-fest would turn the normally oh-so sophisticated situation of a high school prom into a hotbed of debauchery. People might even spike the punch or have awkward sex in the toilets – something that, of course, will never happen provided no one is forced to witness the twerkage.
A lot of students are unimpressed by the ban, and have threatened to take a stand against it. How? More twerking, of course. One student tweeted “To show support for everybody getting suspended, we should all twerk at once at lunch #freethetwerkteam.”
Soon, the only students able to attend the prom will be those who lack the talent necessary for twerking. And won’t that be sad.
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