Twerk Ban

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by Mamarazzi, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. ErinS

    ErinS Slow your roll, Sparkle. World Champion GIF Poster

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    I'm going to preface my reply first by noting that I am not the spokesperson for all or any of "Black America".

    I don't twerk. I don't dance in general but if I did twerking would not be a movement I partake in simply because it would be purpose defeating as I do not have the "physique" or muscle control(and no I don't mean "large women" as referenced by the poster behind me because not only have I seen twerking by all races and genders but by all body types as well) needed to do so...

    "Twerking" is not a part of black culture. When someone mentions twerking I don't think "Oh gah, let me hop on this here wall and flip over and make my race proud". Line dancing (which I hate)...cha cha slide, cupid shuffle, even that tragic "Wop"... I would associate with black culture...simply because I can't go to a "black" wedding, "black" cook out or "black" anything without a line dance song coming on and everyone (but me) running to the floor like a moth to a flame.

    This ridiculous fad is not apart of any culture other than pop culture, same as that irritating "harlem shake" (parody). We all know that pop culture is fast, fleeting and fickle. Twerking will not go down in the history books next to a picture of Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Blacc Chyna or anyone else that can dance for bands right now.

    People attribute twerking to "black" culture because people twerk to "hip hop" music and THAT is apart of black culture. People attribute twerking to "black"culture because "all" "black" have rhythm (stereo-typically speaking...as I am able to disprove this every day) and a successful twerk clearly requires a great command of rhythm. People say "white girls can twerk too" because (stereo-typically) white girls...white people in general...can't dance.

    My issue with the statement from the article, being that I am black and from the south, I know EXACTLY what "low income African American" is synonymous with...Being totally realistic here, even Ray Charles, dead and blind as he is, can see what that author was really calling people "those twerkers".

    Anyway. To answer your question. No Black people (at least this black person) don't take pride in twerking, the vast majority could care less...only because something else is going to roll out soon to give us less to care about twerking. No. We are not hailing Miley Cyrus as the best "crossover" artist since Eminem....heck we don't even want Eminem and yall can have Macklemore back too...Keep your Beiber as well...and Mac Miller... (well we might be okay with him, I'll have to get clarification at the next Black people meeting....).
     
  2. kristenthegreat

    kristenthegreat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Thank you for your honest answer. Questions of race/culture shouldn't be awkward to ask in 2013, but there's the whole 'am I being racist by saying this/asking this question?' thing that people have..so yeah. I have nobody to ask in my life, but it was things I kept seeing come up in the whole 'twerking discussion', so I got curious.
     
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    FierceIsTheName Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I "like" gabi' butler's facebook page, and she posted this video and I was laughing so hard!! She is totally right, "Twerking should be avoided at all costs, despite the temptation, or you could end up in a lot of trouble. Don't believe me, just watch..." but seriously so so funny
     
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    Bombmom I shimmy daily

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    I live that Gabi posted it too - couldn't stop laughing


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    Cheermom1969 Hiding from the Beygency. . .best GIFs/Memes

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    THAT'S AWESOME!!! Another good laugh from Jimmy!
     
  9. ShawnsDadof4

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    Darn, you beat me to it!! I know I said it before and I will say it again, this fad will pass believe me! Look at the "Dougie" and other dances that were supposed to be the "it" thing to do. It came and is now gone and "twerkin" will too. In strip clubs and family cookouts it will survive, but elsewhere... not.
     
  10. TheVipersMom

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    Why am I saddened that this wasn't real? Lol
     
  11. SparkleSpankies

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    I refuse to read most of this thread, but no lie, one of my cheerleaders came up to me and told me she pulled a muscle in her leg and I was like how did you do that? She said.. wall twerking. I said, twerk related injuries are not an acceptable reason to tell me it hurts as I do not feel bad for you.
     
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    Chaperone is spelled incorrectly, but the message is the same![​IMG]
     
  13. emax13

    emax13 I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    It sounds like there is at least a majority agreement among the cheerleaders here that twerking or for that matter taking any photos or videos of oneself being overtly sexual or doing anything unusually inappropriate is not only highly trashy and showing one's lack of basic decency but also ruins the entire rep of the cheerleading community and that cheerleaders do have some sort of responsibility to give the best image of themselves possible, Is that accurate?
     
  14. emax13

    emax13 I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    When you make a photo or video and post it in a forum such that someone with internet access can see it, by definition you have forfeited your privacy rights. Prospective and current employees have little to no legal standing when it comes to what employers can or cannot look for on the web. Which is why if you are gonna do those kind of degrading acts, show enough basic sense not to make videos and photos of it. The need to photo or videotape obscene things people do is a sign or extreme narcissism to begin with so it is tough to fully sympathize with someone in trouble because he or she did so. If you want attention, earn it the old fashion way.
     
  15. emax13

    emax13 I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    And for the record, twerking is perhaps the lamest and most pathetic dance move ever invented. its popularity to me is a sign of the emotional, spiritual and mental destruction of humanity. If you don't want people judging you by your sexuality, you keep said sexuality private. Not brain surgery here.