For those lucky enough to have avoided pop star Miley Cyrus’ disgraceful performance at this year’s Video Music Awards, the concept of “twerking” might be foreign. The overtly sexual dance style involves a female gyrating her posterior against the crotch of a male partner, crassly simulating copulation.
While the 20-year-old’s behavior was bad enough, the craze has become widespread and, according to one student, is even an extracurricular course in high school.
Accompanied by a sign-up sheet he said was posted in New York City’s Millennium High School, a user on the website Reddit indicated a teacher is sponsoring a club designed to teach the scandalous act.
The poster, who uses the screen name Sharpinero, expressed his disapproval with a comment accompanying the photo.
“My school actually sponsors this,” he wrote, “and I’m just sitting here wishing we had a ping pong club.” As of the time he posted the photo, nine students had already added their names to the list.
Contacted by the Daily Caller, Sharpinero provided additional reaction to the club and those who are interested in joining.
“I was actually embarrassed for my school,” he said, after realizing that a number of his peers planned to take part in the activity. “I feel as if everybody who signed up either had no shred of dignity left, or was signing up as a joke; but it turns out that this is a legitimate club.”
Following Cyrus’ unbecoming display, many decried her performance, suggesting her young fans would begin to emulate that behavior. Unfortunately, these critics underestimated the depravity of today’s culture. It appears that kids won’t need to review the former Disney star’s moves — they can just sign up for lessons at school.
–Western Journalism staff writer
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