Suspended For Twerking: Over The Line Or Fits The Crime?

Mark-Potts by Mark-Potts on May. 02, 2013

Twerking. We've discussed its merits before. I can safely say it's something we all love or at least admire watching. But now twerking has reached the national stage in what we at Break are calling the greatest injustice America has seen in the last fewish hours.

Meet the Scripps Ranch High School 2013 Twerk Team:

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These 33 media students were suspended after this video was released. Five days out of school, at least, for violating what the school's handbook calls "verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the educational setting." The seniors involved might also be barred from prom and from walking across the stage at graduation.

I see the school's point of view, but I think they're missing something valuable here: art.

Normally, art is sort of stupid. I'm not going to stare at a painting for hours on end, thinking about the time period it was created in and the emotions and strokes, blah, blah, blah. But I respect the expression. And this twerking video is art. Twerking is an art. Rap is an art. Combined, it is art. Just because it is sexual doesn't make it bad.

So is this school saying don't express yourself? Hide yourself? Be a silent zombie in the hallways of strict and totalitarian education? I'd say so. This is America, where you should feel free to twerk all up on a gym wall. Where you should feel safe with a girl's booty poppin' in your face. Where you can release a video online, NAY, a piece of art, and not worry about being shunned and punished.

If we cannot twerk then what are we fighting for?

The founding fathers would be ashamed. And confused. More confused than anything, actually.

Join the cause to free these students from their punishments by tweeting #freethetwerkteam

- Mark (see me twerking all up on twitter)

161 comments
Steeljans
Steeljans User

Their father's must be so proud.

Steeljans
Steeljans

Their father's must be so proud.

KroniK11
KroniK11 User

not awesome, dirty whores. if vitalydtv replaced the blacks in every clip it would then be awesome

KroniK11
KroniK11

not awesome, dirty whores. if vitalydtv replaced the blacks in every clip it would then be awesome

ceprn
ceprn User

Why aren't there any white guys in thar video? Oh, right, class... As for the skanks, they've got a great future ahead of them cranking out black babies and collecting welfare.

ceprn
ceprn

Why aren't there any white guys in thar video? Oh, right, class... As for the skanks, they've got a great future ahead of them cranking out black babies and collecting welfare.

Matt-Mulhern-344
Matt-Mulhern-344 User

simply put, they were underage, they used school equipment to make the video and it was done on school campus. the school could have been sued in this day n age. so i say they deserved the suspension. the prom and grad thing may be a lil too far.

Matt-Mulhern-344
Matt-Mulhern-344

simply put, they were underage, they used school equipment to make the video and it was done on school campus. the school could have been sued in this day n age. so i say they deserved the suspension. the prom and grad thing may be a lil too far.

BlankTitanic
BlankTitanic UserTop Commenter

Whatever man...If that's the worst they are doing we are gonna be alright.

BlankTitanic
BlankTitanic

Whatever man...If that's the worst they are doing we are gonna be alright.

pen_cap
pen_cap User

I seriously hope the Author Mark is trolling. Otherwise STFU And GTFO you f*cking moron. PM for my address so I can invite you over and tell you in person.

pen_cap
pen_cap

I seriously hope the Author Mark is trolling. Otherwise STFU And GTFO you f*cking moron. PM for my address so I can invite you over and tell you in person.

Doug-Capp-427
Doug-Capp-427

Who the Frig wrote this... Jack Black on coke? Come on Break, if you thought that video was ANY kind of art, our world is doomed. I did not find your writing satyrical, so it cannot be a witty spoof-write. Yes, I will agree.. twerking is an art... but handed into the teachers as art?? Sorry Dumasses (forgive the pun)

Doug-Capp-427
Doug-Capp-427

Who the Frig wrote this... Jack Black on coke? Come on Break, if you thought that video was ANY kind of art, our world is doomed. I did not find your writing satyrical, so it cannot be a witty spoof-write. Yes, I will agree.. twerking is an art... but handed into the teachers as art?? Sorry Dumasses (forgive the pun)

Shane-Perkins-227
Shane-Perkins-227

Thank god for multiculturalisim... Yea rap is a real art keep telling yourself that as is "twerking". USA is doomed..

Kirk-Lundgren-358
Kirk-Lundgren-358 User

Mark - Go buy a lifetime supply of comdoms, use them adamantly, and do the world a favor. Some lyrics from this "art piece": . . . bitch I lay you dirty like a floor mat . . . . she give away da pussy like it's loose change." I'm shocked at your stupidity; not because of your views, but because I can't believe you have the mental capacity to write complete sentences to even form an argument in support of this.

Kirk-Lundgren-358
Kirk-Lundgren-358

Mark - Go buy a lifetime supply of comdoms, use them adamantly, and do the world a favor. Some lyrics from this "art piece": . . . bitch I lay you dirty like a floor mat . . . . she give away da pussy like it's loose change." I'm shocked at your stupidity; not because of your views, but because I can't believe you have the mental capacity to write complete sentences to even form an argument in support of this.

Linda-Castro-835
Linda-Castro-835

Was the guy that did the editing suspended as well? I am a product of the sixties and we did like things or worse and we were not suspended...I think it is sad that people want to ruin the futures of these kids ..it is wrong to punish everyone for what one person does...if I had kids going to school today...there would be a very large law suit...I hope the parents of theses kids do the same... they had on clothes on...

testpost
testpost

So if these girls were performing 0ral sex to rap music it's art? It's some new dance "craze!"? How come the Twerk "team" in this video appears to be only black guys and white girls?

TheWhiteHat
TheWhiteHat

How in the hell is this "a good cause"?... They're High school teenage girls... What the hell is wrong with you people!?

Paul-Andrews-543
Paul-Andrews-543

How in the hell is this "a good cause"?... They're High school teenage girls... What the hell is wrong with you people!?

Graynutz60
Graynutz60

This is the MOST DEGRADING dancing fad for underage teen girls ever because it was originated by a bunch of (then) underage teen girls from the ghetto. And let's be honest, the only reason it took was because they were underage, shaking their asses in a stripper club fashion on a very public internet viewing forum (YT) that could be viewed by the over abundance of delinquent, degenerate and socially inept males in America and abroad. Oh yea. This would not be half as popular if it were adult women doi

smokified
smokified User

The downward slope is caused entirely by this zero accountability society and ignorant liberals that don't bother with facts or reality. Even if the video was entirely inappropriate, to deny these kids an education while calling them stupid illustrates a massive failure in thought process.

smokified
smokified

The downward slope is caused entirely by this zero accountability society and ignorant liberals that don't bother with facts or reality. Even if the video was entirely inappropriate, to deny these kids an education while calling them stupid illustrates a massive failure in thought process.

smokified
smokified User

Actually it isn't like saying that at all. Nice try though.

smokified
smokified

Actually it isn't like saying that at all. Nice try though.

smokified
smokified User

Actually I just made you guys look like idiots. But feel free to keep living in your fantasy worlds. Reality will eventually catch up with you. I am not suggesting that the content is irrelevant. I am suggesting that the reaction was unnecessary. Stop just injecting your own reasoning and taking my comments out of context just to satisfy your need to present yourself as an elitist.

smokified
smokified

Actually I just made you guys look like idiots. But feel free to keep living in your fantasy worlds. Reality will eventually catch up with you. I am not suggesting that the content is irrelevant. I am suggesting that the reaction was unnecessary. Stop just injecting your own reasoning and taking my comments out of context just to satisfy your need to present yourself as an elitist.

smokified
smokified User

Apparently you don't understand the rationale even slightly. I didn't say let them do things that would be harmful to them, I said educate them so that when they are faced with it they make better decisions. You didn't even remotely address what I was saying. Get over yourself and start paying attention.

smokified
smokified

Apparently you don't understand the rationale even slightly. I didn't say let them do things that would be harmful to them, I said educate them so that when they are faced with it they make better decisions. You didn't even remotely address what I was saying. Get over yourself and start paying attention.

shachomouf
shachomouf User

This was actually a casting call for 16 and pregnant.

shachomouf
shachomouf

This was actually a casting call for 16 and pregnant.

schlock1977
schlock1977 User

Know all those fat white girls walking alone with a mixed breeds in a stroller?, this is where it starts.

schlock1977
schlock1977

Know all those fat white girls walking alone with a mixed breeds in a stroller?, this is where it starts.

YayImFirst
YayImFirst User

Simple question: is there a link to this site on Fox News' website? Where are all of these morons coming from? Break should really consider not allowing comments to be posted at all. It's the same crap over and over. I'm surprised I haven't seen an Obama joke yet.

WTFisDubstep
WTFisDubstep

Simple question: is there a link to this site on Fox News' website? Where are all of these morons coming from? Break should really consider not allowing comments to be posted at all. It's the same crap over and over. I'm surprised I haven't seen an Obama joke yet.

John-Camilli-997
John-Camilli-997

yes, you should be suspended for this. There is a point at which self-expression is harmful to other people and society. This is an example of that. Like it or not, there is empirical evidence that women acting like they want sex has a physiological and psychological affect on men. Increased testosterone production increases risky, aggressive and violent behaviors. Excessive testosterone also acts as a poison in the body, literally killing brain cells. Women have a responsibility to control themselves just

CuntKicka
CuntKicka User

I miss high school. All that tight pu tang. now all i get is ragged, baby birthed vag

CuntKicka
CuntKicka

I miss high school. All that tight pu tang. now all i get is ragged, baby birthed vag

meatpuppet
meatpuppet User

That's about as artistic as the last gooey deposit I left in a tissue....

meatpuppet
meatpuppet

That's about as artistic as the last gooey deposit I left in a tissue....

rooner15
rooner15 User

if any of those were my daughter i would insist she get suspended

Mgamerrrr
Mgamerrrr User

The reaction (in your opinion) was unnecessary, you are full of logical fallacy! Stop stating your opinion as unbiased fact. You want to start calling people elitist in your condescending manner from your own high horse and that's truly hilarious. Clearly you are unbiased as you've spent a great deal of time on arguing with anyone who disagrees with you in this video's comment section. Your argument then becomes null and void, but I'm sure you will attempt the last word being as immature as

Mgamerrrr
Mgamerrrr

The reaction (in your opinion) was unnecessary, you are full of logical fallacy! Stop stating your opinion as unbiased fact. You want to start calling people elitist in your condescending manner from your own high horse and that's truly hilarious. Clearly you are unbiased as you've spent a great deal of time on arguing with anyone who disagrees with you in this video's comment section. Your argument then becomes null and void, but I'm sure you will attempt the last word being as immature as

Mgamerrrr
Mgamerrrr User

...you are. If not, point proven. Have a good one, hopefully tomorrow you are less frustrated.

Mgamerrrr
Mgamerrrr

...you are. If not, point proven. Have a good one, hopefully tomorrow you are less frustrated.