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Twerking has officially went mainstream, ya’ll.

Former Disney stars are doing it, the Oxford Dictionary is including it, Vanessa Hudgens did it on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and ABC News is reporting on its scientific breakdown.

The latter occurred yesterday, when ABC published an article examining the dancing phenomenon, entitled “Twerking: A Scientific Explanation.” An excerpt:

Twerking is a combination movement involving a deep squat and a pelvic tilt, Michelle Olson, a professor of exercise science and a certified strength and conditioning coach at Auburn University in Montgomery, Ala., explained.

“You take a wide stance with your legs turned out at 10 and 2 so your hips are externally rotated,” she said. “Then you pulse up and down as you thrust the pelvis bone forward and back.”

Olson said the booty dancing move is a good “twerkout” for your butt and thighs. It also works the deep muscles of the hips and the core muscles of the lower back and abdominals. She said it will definitely shape and strengthen all those muscles as well as give them the stamina to do activities important to most people heavily involved in twerking like say, picking up a screaming child off the floor.

Thanks for explaining that, twerking expert!

As social media users often do in the face of idiocy, Twitter Users hijacked the #ABCReports hashtag to satirize ABC’s writeup.

A sampling:

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Though the ABC report seemed satirical in nature (we hope), nobody does satire like black folks. We can assume Project Pat wasn’t available to offer any insight on the phenomenon.

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  • B

    LOL at ALL of those hashtags!

  • Josh

    “activities important to most people heavily involved in twerking like say, picking up a screaming child off the floor.”

    Did this line seem back handed?

    • leelah

      thats what I thought. its a sneak diss, all that tweaking will lead to unwanted pregnancies, they implied.