"Twerking" may be all the rage amongst teens and some of their favorite celebrities (just ask Miley Cyrus). But one mother has had enough of the popular and controversial dance move.
When Frances Hena of Bakersfield, Calif. found out that her 11-year-old daughter "twerked" at a recent school dance, she took some rather extreme measures. Hena made her daughter stand on a busy city street holding a sign reading "I was disrespecting my parents by twerking at my school dance."
Hena took things one step further by calling up a local news station to let it know where and when they could find her daughter during her public shaming. The TV station obliged and showed up to cover the girl's punishment for its daily newscast.
The upset mom says she warned her daughter ahead of time to not twerk before she left for the dance, "That’s ridiculous to even think that’s okay at a school dance...when she’s 18, she can do whatever she wants. As of right now, that’s not something she’s going to be doing."
Britain’s Oxford Dictionary Online recently added "Twerk" where it is defined as dancing "to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance."
See coverage from 23 ABC Bakersfield.
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