Anonymous said: Someone on facebook posted a video of a Tahitian dancer and captioned it "BETTER THAN TWERKING" and a bunch of the comments agreed. One said twerking was for "fat ghetto bitches" and I just....why can't both dance forms be appreciated? Why is it necessary to look down on twerking on a video that shows a completely different dance form?
Last year I came across something similar except it was comments saying that West African dances like mapouka are “better” than twerking because they are more “elegant” or some other nonsense like that.
It boils down to people refusing to acknowledge and appreciate African American culture and innovation. There’s no reason both dance forms cannot be appreciated, fundamentally they share the same roots even though they are different dance forms.@4 hours ago with 3 notes