Yesterday, after ABC News published a "scientific explanation" about twerking Black Twitter exploded. Twerking, explained Michelle Olson, who is a professor of exercise science at Auburn University, is a move involving a deep squat and a pelvic tilt. “You take a wide stance with your legs turned out at 10 and 2 so your hips are externally rotated,” Olson said. “Then you pulse up and down as you thrust the pelvis bone forward and back.”
The report appeared barely 48 hours after Miley Cyrus' infamous MTV Video Music Awards performance where, among other terrible things, she gyrated her "ass" across the stage. New York's Jody Rosen dubbed Cyrus' spectacle as minstrelsy, while HuffPo's Kia Makkarechi called it a "reckless use of black culture." Never known to back down from controversy, Black Twitter responded to ABC's absurd article with the #ABCReports hashtag—a mix of cultural signifiers, nostalgia, and biting wit. Here we present the 25 funniest tweets.
Uh, thanks Miley?
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