Fair or too far?
Principal Cancels Homecoming Due To Too Much Twerking
While twerking is nothing new in the African-American and other ethnic cultures, there’s been a mixed reaction among
white people those not previously aware of the dance and one high school principal from Vermont is not a fan.
Teens these days: they’re watching this Miley Cyrus person, they’re becoming interested in sexual activity, they’re … they’re twerking. One high school principal has had enough. Mount Anthony Union High School’s fearless leader Sue Maguire canceled this fall’s homecoming dance because of this “highly sexualized form of dancing.”
In a letter to the editor of the Bennington Banner (MAUHS is located in Bennington, Vermont), Maguire explained why there will be no more dances until these dang teens find a more suitable way to dance:
“Over the past couple of years, since Miley Cyrus took the stage “twerking” at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, our students’ dancing behavior has crossed the line of what we can condone as appropriate behavior at a school. Twerking is dancing to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving a low squatting stance and thrusting movements. Students do not face one another or remain with the same person for the length of the song.
We have been asked why we don’t just stop it. Try to picture our cafeteria, with 400 to 500 students in tight clusters of about 80 students. It is very difficult to get into the middle of the clusters to monitor every student who is dancing inappropriately.”
SMH. Surely there are more pressing matters for this principal to tend to instead of deciphering the art of the twerk.