Why So Serious? Twerking Is Not That Bad

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    Lately, adults have been taking twerking too seriously. Twerking, for those who don’t know, is the dance craze in which (usually) women gyrate their hips and lower bodies in a sexually suggestive and hypnotic manner. 

    We’ve all heard the story of the father who recorded himself beating his daughters with a cable wire because they posted a video of themselves twerking on Facebook. 

    Now, 33 students from Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, California have been banned from prom, walking at graduation, and playing school sports for posting a twerking video online.

    Because we’ve all never seen one of those before. Someone call child services!

    The video was only 58 seconds long and featured the students twerking in unison against school walls to a YG song. Talk about skill. 

    Many students and parents agree that school officials took things too far.

    “I just think it’s not that big of a deal. It was just expression, maybe overly expressive I guess,” said a parent, Mark Silverman.

    Maybe I’m biased, because I graduated high school less than a year ago, but I thought the video was kind of dope. I’m speaking for all teens and young adults when I say, “Can we live?” The video was posted in the name of fun, and the element of rebellion made it even better. 

    What’s the big deal? Don’t act like you’ve never backed that thang up before.

    Okay, so the kids did sneak out of sixth period to film the video on school grounds. The camera man also used school equipment to shoot and edit the video, but the worst they should’ve gotten was a detention or something. Walking at graduation is one of the greatest moments in a teenager’s life. You can’t take that privelege away from someone for something so silly. It’s not like anyone got hurt.

    At least the girls were smart enough not to feature their faces in the film. This way, they’ve remained virtually anonymous. They’ll all be able to get jobs in the future, so why is it that they aren’t able to go to prom? Maybe the school was nervous that they would cause a twerking commotion there too. Lord knows, prom is not the place for that. I don’t know anyone who has ever dared to rub their body against someone else’s at a school dance.  

    Does the fact that they posted the video online mean that they are all on their way down a deep dark path that leads to the strip club? I agree that twerking should remain on the dance floor, and I wouldn’t want my daughter shaking what I gave her on the internet for all the world to see. However, their video was mild compared to other things that are out there on the world wide web.

    As far as the dancing goes, the girls are all wearing pants to ensure that their donks aren’t hanging out and each girl’s body is only featured for a short period of time. They are not sluts or hoes. They are kids doing what kids do, having a good time. 

    The school should’ve left the bulk of the punishment up to the students’ parents to decide. Whoop them, ground them, or whatever, but don’t take away their prom and graduation. That’s doing the most. 

    By creating the video, the students misrepresented their school. However, this should not mean that they are no longer able to properly represent their school at graduation. 

    Everyone wants to get a little bootylicious sometimes.

    -Ari Andrews

    @Ariforshort so I know it’s real

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