The next time someone accuses poor innocent ME of “killing America” I’m going to point them in the direction of this amazingly horrible young child who twerked at her school dance! The horrors! Frances Hena heard from one of her friends that her 11-year-old daughter was twerking at a school dance in Bakersfield, California and she sure showed her daughter some parental guidance by having her stand outside on a busy street corner for two hours holding a sign that reads:
I WAS DISRESPECTING MY PARENTS BY TWERKING AT MY SCHOOL DANCE.
Let’s fast forward to four years and let’s say it’s time for the young Miss Hena to go to Mommy if she has questions about sex. Or preventing pregnancy. Or drugs. Or just about any other topic that is sensitive for teens to discuss with parents. I wonder if slut-shaming this child by making her stand outside, where I’m sure she was subjected to all sorts of fantastic street harassment, paved the way for a healthy mommy/daughter relationship?
I am guessing ummmm…no.
I think this is just a case of Mommy Frances wanting some publicity for herself. From ABC News:
“That’s ridiculous to even think that’s okay at a school dance,” Hena told ABCNews.com. “When she’s 18, she can do whatever she wants. As of right now, that’s not something she’s going to be doing.”
Hena found out about her daughter’s twerking through a friend. She said the school’s inaction and her daughter’s reaction fail to acknowledge the seriousness of the matter.
“I haven’t heard anything from the school still, and it’s just ridiculous to think that’s okay at a school dance,” she said. “I’m also not sure my daughter realizes how seriously I take this.”
Hena said she hopes the embarrassing punishment she imposed on her daughter will also be a deterrent to any would-be teen twerkers.
“It’s not something kids should be doing,” Hena said.
I’m gonna guess that maybe the school had no idea that this child was “twerking.” They probably thought she was just “dancing.”
I think better ideas for signs would have been:
“Cultural Appropriation Is So Not Awesome!”
“My Mom Making Me Stand On A Street Corner Holding A Sign Is Going To Ruin Our Relationship!”
Or how about just cut to the chase and put mom out there holding a sign that reads:
“Please Give Me My Own Reality Show So I Don’t Resort To Slut Shaming My Young Child? ”