Frances Hena of Bakersfield, CA (it just HAD to be Bakersfield) wasn’t going to let her 11-year-old daughter shame the family name by twerking at a school dance, so she punished her daughter with some good old-fashioned public shaming. Frances made her 11-year-old stand on a busy street corner for 2 hours while holding up a sign that read: “I was disrespecting my parents by twerking at my school dance.” If only Tish and Billy Ray made Miley stand on a busy street corner for 2 hours while holding up a sign that read: “I disrespected the twerk by tragically twerking at the VMAs.”
Frances told ABC 23 (via HyperVocal) that before the school dance, she told her daughter to not twerk under any circumstances. Well, when you tell an 11-year-old not to do something, they’re probably going to do it hard. Frances’ 11-year-old daughter went twerk crazy at the dance and she later found out about it from a friend. Frances is also pissed at the school for letting 11-year-olds get on the twerk train at a school function.
Frances said, “That’s ridiculous to even think that’s okay at a school dance.”
I said, “That’s ridiculous to even think that wearing polka dot sunglasses with a leopard print dress is okay.”
Frances is hoping that the public shaming of her daughter will stop other kids from twerking. Frances also wants her daughter’s school to implement a “no twerk” policy. Why do I have a feeling that this news report is going to lead to another remake of Footloose called Twerkloose?
Frances does have a point. If she punished her kid by whooping her ass, she’d go to jail. So I guess publicly embarrassing her by making her stand on a street corner while holding a sign is better than whooping her ass? I don’t know. I’m not a parent. But if I was a parent and wanted my 11-year-old to stop twerking, I’d show up to the next school dance and twerk in front of them and all their friends. That would stop them from twerking since it would be kind of hard for them to twerk while slowly dying of embarrassment.