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Twerk Team sets bad example for younger children

Staff Editor

Published: Thursday, October 15, 2009

Updated: Friday, October 16, 2009 15:10

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Special to The Famuan

Twerk Team


Unlike the other editorial, this opinion piece is not to invite the vivacious young ladies to my graduation party. After I did my research on who the girls were, I did not like what I saw because it was disrespectful and tasteless. Not just to me, but for themselves and so many other black women.

 According to the trio's official Myspace page and their individual Myspace pages, these girls are 19-years-old. Some people might argue that they're adults and some women do worst like stripping and pornography.

But let's go a little deeper. The group's self-proclaimed leader is Mizz Twerksum. According to her Myspace page, the Twerk Team was established in 2005, making these ladies 14-years-old when they first started. Is anyone else upset about this yet? No? Well would it upset some to know that Mizz Twerksum's mom is manager of the butt-bouncing group?

Now, where do I begin on this group? Should I begin with the mom/manager for supporting their lewd public acts at such a young age? Or the fact that these girls are setting a terrible example for our younger children?

It truly hurts me to witness how these young ladies are living their lives. These beautiful black queens are solely on a mission to drop it like it's hot at as many venues as possible.

I only saw two videos on Youtube and one was too many. The first was the three girls standing on a table popping their butt while wearing practically nothing. In the video, the majority of the audience was black males cheering and yelling as if they were at an overcrowded bachelor party. One male attempted to get on the table with the girls until security stopped them. Worst part, it looked like a high school setting.  

The second video was of the girls dancing to Yo Gotti's song "Five Star B****," so not only are these ladies dancing like strippers but they also dance to music that calls women b****es.

The Twerk Team's Web site, which is under construction, states their purpose for Twerking: "To have fun! We Twerk because that's what we do and that's that." Further more, their Myspace page states that if you find yourself thinking negative about the movement or the group members, keep your comments to yourself.

Well, Twerk Team, just like you three put your rear ends out there for everyone to see, I openly put my negative opinion about your group for everyone to see.

 People will think what they want and assume what you are from the examples that you give. The examples that you all are giving out right now are that of a young stripper.

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Anonymous
Thu Nov 1 2012 09:04
this b**** is bulbed .. on everythangg.. them girls is my cousins they be doing they thang .. you just a fuc**** HATER!!!I
Anonymous
Tue May 29 2012 15:32
aha ppl just b hatin just cuz they cant b like these young beautiful women that twerk i mean im 16 a youth yes and i love there dances and im actualy practiceing it and aha hey im not doing to bad and i love it so f*** off yhu hating a** ppl :) and no just cuz they dance how they do dont make em hoez we all have a diffrent way of danceing yhu ppl just hateing cuz yhu cant do it :)
Anonymous
Tue Mar 13 2012 11:00
i really disagree with this because , you dont understand what people go threw to get money its hard times out here and the economy bad so i just dont understand cause im 15 and i do twerk videos just for the fun of it i just dont understand you at all
Anonymous
Sun Dec 4 2011 18:56
Listen, they like what they're doing, along with the majority of guys that have seen them, and they're getting money. They're set, right? Let them do what they wanna do. Another thing, why the heck are we so concerned about people setting bad influences for children?!?!?! The parents determine what they want their children to see, not the public. Oh, yall are still on that "It takes a village to raise a child" mentality, huh? Well, that might've worked back in the day, but this is 21st century America. An America where the majority of the people in the entertainment industry could care less about the influence they're having on your children. I apologize for my blunt honesty
Fluckneesha
Sun Nov 27 2011 10:42
Seems like class, self respect and decorum has gone by the wayside. Whatever happened to self respect? Whatever happened to modesty?
Anonymous
Sat Jun 25 2011 02:20
lol look how all of the people who support spell...pure ignorance...hating nah..just knowledge learn to read better yet learn to spell
Anonymous
Wed Apr 13 2011 17:22
ok shaking they butts is not all they do first af all second they pick their choice of music based on what ppl will listen too second they are also rappers and u have to start some where
Anonymous
Sat Apr 9 2011 04:45
honestly who cares? they're just dancing so relax. it'd be completely different if they were doing more than that but thats literally all they're doing. and if you have such a problem with it then you keep you and yours out of it otherwise just shut up.
FABULOUSJ22
Thu Jan 6 2011 23:37
the person who wrote this post are you writing articles about these rappers,movies tv shows and everything else in this world that set a bad example for kids now a days NO so stopping hating on these girls they aint doing nothng no one else havent done before ...... SO SHUT UP AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS TWERK TEAM DO WHAT MAKES YALL HAPPY RATHER THEY LIKE YALL OR NOT
Anonymous
Mon Dec 27 2010 08:19
Wow. The girls are sexy I give them that. But there's one thing I don't get. Why? Why dance like ur having "intimate relations" when no one has "intimate relations" like that? And if u do, ur body parts would fall off or rupture internal organs. I mean, it is visually appealling but, men can't do that stuff with our .... you know. So essentially they are prentending that they could do all this to a man that has no feeling. No sensitivity to tempature, movement, and has the stamina of a porn star. Besides, females pretty much just lay bak and take it. Maybe they should make a dance like that! The lay back and take it dance.
But they will be strippers, then porn stars... bet. Then they'll be no problem when people see them on tv. It probably already happening. And the mom is most likely the manager to keep them from getting taken advantage of by all the rappers who want to get them draws.
Oh! They dance around in there draws? Wtf! Girls do that? Gross. I know u can smell sweaty butt cheeks and other "nameless" juices. Not to mention must and other body odor.
All in all, great internet tv!
Anonymous
Wed Dec 8 2010 13:55
HONESTLY I SAY AT LEAST THERE ARE NOT HAVING SEX FOR MONEY IF THEY LIKE TWERKING THEN THATS ON THEM I FEEL LIKE IF THEY ARE A BAD INFLUENCE ON YOUNGER CHILDREN THEN WHY HAVE YOUR KIDS ON YOUTUBE IN THE BEGINNING. I DONT SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH DANCING BECAUSE I DANCE MYSELF BUT I REFUSE TO PUT MYSELF OUT LIKE THAT I JUS THINK THEY DONT HAVE ANY SELF RESPECT FOR SHAKING THEY BUTTS IN FRONT OF DUDES. RECORDING THEMSELVES IS FINE BUT PUTTING YA BUTT IN PEOPLES FACES IS NOT COOL!!!!!!
Anonymous
Wed Nov 24 2010 20:23
I just dont agree with their Mom managing thm at an early age.... Anything teenage years is way to D*mn young!!! to be bouncing yr booty for the public. If your off age, thn it's your choice.
Anonymous
Mon Nov 22 2010 10:45
personally i dont think these women are doing any wrong or "stripper" type thing. twerking is a style a dance like two stepping, belling dancing, and dougie. whos to say these young ladies arent using there twerk team money to pay for college and/or better themselves. i think this article is over exaggerting about the morals these young ladies have atleast if your going to talk about them say the good and the bad..i am a black women and i fully respect what they do..hell beyounce be twerking in her crazy in love video.
Anonymous
Sun Aug 1 2010 21:56
They're in college and this twerking stuff is a hobby that they get paid for.They also have a lot of fans and they're successful. They're in the "Drop it Low" video, by Ester dean,Ludacris gave them a shoutout on the George Lopez Show, Twerksum got to model/dance in one of the BET hiphop award shows (I think for Snoop Dogg not 100% sure),they're mentioned in the song "Flex remix" by the party boys ft tpain n waka floka,and in the song "twerk dat a**" by Project Pat.Also they rap and their music is not that bad!
beaver
Wed Jun 30 2010 12:49
I just watched one of their videos! *TWERK TEAM "DO THE BOBBLEHEAD" (DA REAL ONE TWO)* nah bruh! that is insane. How could her mother consign some mess like that. I mean there are certain things that we want our young girls to know and a certain way that they should represent themselves. That is not the way.
GENCAR89 TWERK TEAM SUPPORTER
Tue Jun 22 2010 11:54
THE FACT THAT SO MANY OF YOU PEOPLE CAN STICK YOUR NOSE UP AND COME OUT WITH AN OPINION BLOWS MY MIND WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH YOU AND HOW YOUR LIVING YOUR LIFE WE CAME IN THIS EARTH ALONE AND WILL DIE ALONE THESE GIRLS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU AND YOUR LIFE THATS WHAT I HATE ABOUT PEOPLE ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY THAT DOESNT CONCERN YOU WHAT IS EVERYONES POINT ABOUT....NOTHING BUT TO GET INTO SOMETHIN YOUR NOT DOIN THIS FOR THE GREATER GOOD THEY'RE DANCING HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYBODY KIDS BECAUSE IF YOU WERE THIS SUCH GOOD PARENT YOU WOULD KNOW HOW TO SHIELD YOUR KIDS FROM WATCHINGN THE VIDEOS THEY'RE DANCING IS NOT TAKING OXYGEN FROM YOUR BODIES IT'S NOT POLLUTING THE EARTH IT'S NOT ENDANGERING A SPECIES IT'S NOT KILLING, ROBBING , OR GIVING DISEASES EVERYONE KEEPS SAYING STUFF ABOUT THE NEED TO FIND SELF RESPECT LOOK WHAT YOU ARE SAYING NOOO THEY HAVE SELF RESPECT THEY LOVE THEY'RE BODIES THEY LOVE DANCING APPARENTLY BECAUSE THEY KEEP DOING IT AND NO ONE IS FORCING THEM NO ONE HAS TO ANSWER TO ANY OF YOU OR CHANGE FOR ANY OF PLEASE GET THAT THROUGH YOUR HEADS AND YOU KEEP SAYING RESPECTABLE WAY OF MONEY THEY DON' T NEED YOUR RESPECT TO LIVE NO ONE DOES SO MATT RICHARDSON IF YOUR GOING TO WRITE DON'T GET YOUR 2 MINUTES OF FAME WRITING ABOUT PEOPLE LIVING THERE LIFE THE WAY THEY WANT TO WRITE ABOUT POLICE CORRUPTIONS THE GOVERNMENT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE WANTING TO GET AWAY FROM THE WAR THAT CAN'T TELL PEOPLE HOW TO STOP LIVING SO SELFISHLY AND GIVE BACK HELP AROUND THE WORLD BECAUSE WHAT YOU WROTE ABOUT IS POINTLESS AND STUPID CAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY NO MATTER HOW BAD YOU TRIED TO BRING THEM DOWN YOU'VE FAILED AND SO HAS YOUR FOLLWERS THEY ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO LIVE THERE LIFE MAKE THERE RESPECTABLE MONEY EMBRACE WITH WORLD WITH THERE MIND BODY AND SOUL TO CONTINUE TO LOVE THERE SELF AND BE HAPPY WITH WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THERE DOING REGARDLESS
You Will Neva kno Ha HAh hAH hAh ah hah ah
Thu Apr 29 2010 11:40
Oh and yall need to stop hating on my ppl cuz yu dont even on them lik i do... And One of them are my cuzin and if yu hate on ha yall hatin on meeeee so chill out wit that shyt... thank you and have a nice day..
T.G
Fri Apr 9 2010 17:50
I agree with you
Anonymous
Tue Mar 30 2010 23:48
Quit hatin on them.... they prolly better at dancin then u... let them be... why dnt u complain about all the strippers and hookers out there.
C
Wed Mar 24 2010 20:00
I seriously thought this "twerk team" was a joke. These women are demeaning themselves. They need to go get an education, and find a respectable way of making money

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