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What in the rounded-back, gyrating nerve…

White Owned Twerk Studio Shuts Down Black Fitness Instructor For “Different” Twerk Style

A black woman and fitness instructor in the UK went on twitter to vent about her experience with some seemingly delusional white “twerk” instructors. Kelechi Okafor was seeking to expand her twerk class to their facility, which only offered one 30 minute class for the week, but she was shut down.

According to her tweets, she reached out to Body Barre and they responded with snark remarks about having “different styles”. Peep the exchange below.

She wasn’t kidding. Their site really credits Miley Cyrus for bringing twerks to the mainstream.

Thanks to Miley Cyrus we now all know exactly what Twerking is!

Twerking is a high-intensity cardio class that feels more like a dance club outing than a gym session. We have taken the uncontrollable desire to shake our ass and mixed it with some well known bum toning exercises aka squats! TWERK off the calories with a rhythmic shaking of one’s behind. The most fun conditioning class by far!

This how Okafor’s twerk sessions look compared to Body Barre, the Miley Cyrus influenced dance studio.

What was that?? They certainly have “different” styles, but were they right to deny Kelechi the opportunity to teach her class?



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