Twerking has its roots in American strip clubs and hip hop's New Orleans Bounce scene of the Nineties, which itself traces back to West Africa, most likely to the very similar Mapouka dance in the Ivory Coast.
"Twerk", the word describing the dance craze ignited by Miley Cyrus, can be traced back to as early as 1820, according to
Like Pussy Riot, the Novorossiysk "twerk three" were charged with "hooliganism". But for what? Prosecutors apparently argued their twerk video was disrespectful to the memory of those who fought in the Second World War because it was filmed in front of the local war memorial... Like the Pussy Riot church video maybe not to everyone's taste, but a jailable offence?
Three young women have been jailed for making a video showing them twerking next to a war memorial. The women were sentenced
There's nothing like singing into the handle of a mop and gyrating those hips while cleaning the house (c'mon we've all been
He’s been dancing for almost 50 years now, so ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Len Goodman certainly knows a thing or two about
This performance at the Magic Delta Festival in Romania is - as Jeff from 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' might say - a big bowl of
Three women have been arrested for lewd behaviour after an incident which saw them indulge in a display of twerking outside
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My point is merely that it is the adulation and idolising of a single star that I take umbrage with, and not the behaviour of the star. It's the parent that allows their child to become so swallowed up in a single thing that I take issue with.