While the rest of us were off celebrating the lives and love of our mothers yesterday with flowers, dinners, gifts, memories, etc, others decided to show their love in a more non-traditional way.
A young woman decided to show her appreciation for her mom and all the moms out there whose hard work is unappreciated, by filming and posting a video of herself twerking on the floor, in a thong … for Mother’s Day. Set to the beat of Juvenile’s “Mama Got Ass” because, to quote the young woman, “some of ya’ll mamas got ass,” this appreciative daughter popped her booty for several minutes in tribute with no shame in her game.
Now while I can appreciate thoughtful gifts and gestures that are outside of the box…twerking? Really? Twerking is great for entertaining and as many women are discovering, it even makes for great exercise, but twerking for a cause? No, ma’am. This is not the first cause worthy twerk video that has popped up, when the Trayvon Martin case hit the media people were #twerkingforjustice.
The problem is, you only take away from the seriousness of a cause when you posts videos like this. No one is going to take you or your cause seriously if you’re grinding on the floor half naked like you’re looking for dollars.
Do we need justice for Trayvon? Yes! Do we need to support and acknowledge all the mothers out there breaking their backs and sacrificing for their families? Yes! But posting twerk videos in tight leggings, booty shorts or thongs is just the wrong way to go about it.
If people really want to support a cause or have their voices heard, they need to find more intelligent and constructive ways to go about it. Twerking for a cause is just a straight up #fail, an entertaining fail, but a fail nonetheless. We’ve got to do better people.
What do you think of twerking for a cause? Would you do it?