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Lily Allen Responds To Allegations Of Racism Against Black Women In Her “Hard Out Here” Video

Lily Allen is back with a new music video
It's Hard Out Here For A Bitch!

This week, Lily Allen debuted the video for her new song “Hard Out Here,” to extremely mixed reactions. Some, like our own Rachel, saw her song about pop music’s policing of women’s bodies and double standards about sexuality as a “feminist anthem.”  Others are deeply offended by her use of mostly women of color backup dancers, arguing that satire is not an excuse for using their bodies in disrespectful ways.  Keep reading »

Vermont High School Cancels The Rest Of This Year’s School Dances Because Kids Were Grinding

Stowe High School in Stowe, Vermont, canceled its remaining three school dances this year to punish students for grinding at past dances. The three dances that got the kibosh included a Halloween dance, which was cancelled just days before it was supposed to happen. Prom, fortunately, has not been cancelled. However, Principal Jeff Maher told WCAX news said the school intends to hold conversations with students throughout the year about appropriate behavior at all school dances. “I don’t blame our kids, I really don’t,” Principal Maher said. “I think that they reflect the coarse, vulgar, popular culture that they inhabit.” I’m going to say something farty and old here, but I actually don’t think these actions are terrible. Extreme, maybe, but it will get the students’ attention for those (surely awkward) conversations about social boundaries. This is just a different way of approaching the problem than confronting every single kid who twerks or grinds at the dance itself. It’s anyone’s guess whether it will be successful, though.  They always could have made the students’ sign “no twerking” dance contracts instead. [WCAX via HyperVocal]

Annapolis High School Bans Twerking, Grinding, & Everything Else Fun That Happens At School Dances

miley twerking

Gone are the days when a nun rushes between you and your date at a school dance, reminding you to leave six inches for the baby Jesus. Now schools are just straight-up banning “provocative dance movements” like grinding and twerking … meaning a lot of teens don’t have any sweet moves anymore.  Keep reading »

The Original Twerk Team Gives Miley Cyrus Props

“Our whole movement is about girl power, so if you’re Black, White or Asian, you can twerk. But Miley Cyrus twerking is not our twerking. She’s just a fan who is showing it to a whole different ethnic group, you have to give her her props for that.”

Lady Luscious and Mizz TwerkSum of the original Twerk Team issue what is hopefully the final nail in the coffin of the “Can Miley twerk?” debate, pointing out that twerking is an act of empowerment. If you’re not familiar with the Twerk Team, head over to their YouTube page to check ‘em out. These ladies can move. [Life And Times]

Lindsay Lohan & Jimmy Fallon Prove That It’s All About Scrumping Now

EWWWWWW!

Forget twerking! It’s all about scrumping now. Newly sober Lindsay Lohan managed to stay in an upright position long enough for this Jimmy Fallon skit all about the hottest new Teen Nick show, “EW,” and scrumping, which is so not EW. (And yes, I am old, and had to check with Mr. Google that skrumping is not a real thing.) [YouTube]

Big Freedia Sets The World Record For Most People Twerking

Twerk! Twerk! Twerk!

To promote her his new show on Fuse, “Big Freedia: Queen of the Bounce,” Big Freedia gathered over 350 other people in Herald Square in New York City and set the Guinness world record for most people twerking. And no, Miley Cyrus wasn’t among them. So, how does one go about setting a world record? Well, you can’t just do what you want. Guinness set the rules for this twerking event and they were as follow: Keep reading »

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