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ABC Reports Scientific Breakdown Of Twerking, Black Twitter Reacts [PHOTOS]


Perhaps it’s just us, but this twerking phenomenon has definitely run its course. Just days after Miley Cyrus’ laughable showing at the 2013 VMAs, ABC News reported on a Ph.D researcher’s scientific report on, well, dancing.

Michelle Olson, a professor of exercise science and a certified strength and conditioning coach at Auburn University in Montgomery, Ala., described twerking as a combination of movement involving a deep squat and a pelvic tilt. But this wasn’t it; she also broke down the process of how to “accurately” do so.

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

For one, we’ve never heard such an eloquent description for something that happens at just about any festive gathering you’ll attend in 2013. Secondly, you know what follows ridiculous reports like this — Black Twitter attacks.

Not long after ABC’s article went public, folks all over the Internets congregated under the #ABCReports trending topic. Each tweet puts a spin on a topic relating to urban communities. It’s also utterly hilarious.

Read the original article here. See some of the best tweets on the following pages.

Photo: USA Today

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  • Ayisha Carnival Queen


  • Ayisha Carnival Queen

    White people kill me

  • SimplyEllen

    War Eagle!!! Auburn will research anything!!!!!

  • SM

    White people have no rhythm, so they have to break down dances like this. A black person can just see it and do it without having to dissect it. That’s why white people stick to isht like the tango and the waltz because they can only dance well when someone shows them how to move and when. I really hate when black culture goes mainstream because white people ruin it with their b.s. The 2013 VMAs were a showcase of white “artists” stealing black culture.

  • SM

    Those tweets all were so full of wit. Go ‘head black twitter!

    • Bella

      The gratuity one was awesome.

  • Melody Carroll

    im tired her what she does is not twerkin

  • LOL!

    I love my peoples. They have to best since of humor.

    If it’s mainstream, it’s no longer in style.

  • DRKG

    Lmao………..this was actually funny………….I wonder what ABC thought about the tweets.