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Monday, August 26, 2013

Miley and Butt Ugly Twerking

I believe we have surpassed a point in time where nothing anatomically suggestive in popular dance can more more sensual, sexual, or disgustingly provocative. Do what you will with slinky hips, jiggling boobs, undulating asses, slip-sliding vaginas, and pushy penises -- baby, it's all been done.

The public is no longer shocked with entertainers using their body parts to imitate every gyration of the old "in and out."  We have progressed through dance moves that were suggestive, nasty, bawdy, vulgar, hard-core, and obscene. Monumental proportions of nude and near-nude body-quaking T&A have desensitized the masses to all lascivious moves. Now that the carnal shock value has gone, any  display of fake fornication now just looks immature, imitative, and stupid.

So, what is this "twerking" business? I understand that twerking is a dance move that involves a person shaking the hips in an up-and-down bouncing motion, causing the dancer to shake, "wobble" and "jiggle." In popular lingo, to twerk means to "dance in a sexually suggestive fashion by twisting the hips." Twerking is recognized as “the rhythmic gyrating of the lower fleshy extremities” or a fancy word for "booty-poppin'.”

Origins of the word are of uncertain origin, but possibilities include:
  1. a contraction of "footwork," or
  2. a combination of "twist" and "jerk." 
Twerking took a sudden spike in popularity though the dance style featured prominently in hip-hop music videos — like the one for Juvenile’s 1999 single “Back That Thang Up."

Hannah Montana or Twerky Cyrus?

This discussion of lewd dancing and twerking leads to 20 year-old Miley Cyrus' performance at the Video Music Awards on August 25. There, she took the stage wearing a silver-sequin leotard with an image of a bear sticking his tongue out. While singing her hit song "We Can't Stop," the pop star twerked, slapped another woman's curvy butt, wagged her tongue out to the cameras, and uncomfortably paraded around a bunch of dancers in teddy bear costumes.

In the song, Miley sings, "So la da di da di/We like to party/Dancing with Molly." When it first came out, the song was under fire for its drug references, including "Molly," which is MDMA or Ecstasy.

When Cyrus reached the end of her song, the singer stripped down to a flesh-toned latex bra and matching underwear and began to perform "Blurred Lines" alongside Robin Thicke, stroking Thicke's crotch with an over-sized foam finger of a "We're No. 1" hand and simulating other outrageous sex acts.

The Parents Television Council issued a statement blasting MTV for "marketing sexually charged messages to young children using former child stars." The statement follows:

"'This much is absolutely clear: MTV marketed adults-only material to children while falsely manipulating the content rating to make parents think the content was safe for their children,' the PTC said today (August 26) in a press statement. 'MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate twerking in a nude-colored bikini. How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds?'"

So Unappealing

Miley, please, just stop. This ignorant dance performance is nothing but ugly -- "butt ugly." If you want to dance, fine. Be sexual, sensual, suggestive but not ridiculous and crude. After all, making fun of love is a risky proposition anyway, and making a mockery of sex makes you look weird and immature.

I was very disturbed because you did not display anything even remotely artistic in your silly performance. Of course, that is, unless you call another crotch grab, booty pop, or doggy stance artistic. Sex may sell but public porn is degrading -- degrading to me, you, and others expecting some talent to surface.

I guess you can tell that I am not a fan of twerk. When I see a woman thrust herself "against," "onto," and damn near "within" a man, I think "whorish," not "flirtatious." I love to see a beautiful woman dance suggestively with sensual and sexy moves, but watching an attractive lady being bonked with her clothes on is repulsive. 

Watch the performance yourself and judge:

Miley and Her Twerk 

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