If you're asking yourself "What the hell is twerking?" Sorry, to break it to you, but you're out of touch with the youth of today. On the plus side, you're an adult. Twerking is defined as "the act of moving/ shaking ones ass/buns/bottom/buttocks/bum-bum in a circular, up-and-down, and side-to-side motion."
In layman's terms - stripper moves.
Generally, it's not the sort of thing that school officials encourage their students to do, especially on a YouTube video that made its rounds among the student body. At least 33 San Diego high school students have been suspended for a twerking video that shows the girls shaking their money makers why a wannabe rapper poses beside them.
The twerked out vid was created by media class students of Scripps Ranch High School with school owned equipment on school grounds during 6th period. One of the students then edited the video with some music, threw it up on YouTube and like clockwork the students got a five day suspension. Surprise of the century, right?
San Diego Unified School District spokesperson Jack Brandais refused to comment on the suspension. However, the Scripps Ranch HS student handbook does specifically outline its sexual harrassment policy and prohibits verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the educational setting.
In addition to the suspension, seniors featured in the video may be denied prom attendance and the privilege of walking at graduation. Ouch, twerking and the damage done.
Naturally, students and some parents feel the punishment isn't justified and took to Twitter to whine about it.
Suspended for twerking. What do I do? Twerk. At the beach. I twerk at the beach." @sopjoa69
I just think it’s not that big of a deal. It was just expression, maybe overly expressive I guess," Parent Mark Silverman
I'm gonna let Chris Rock Handle this one, Mark.
Via NBC San Diego