Run The Trap is about more than just breaking sweet tunes for everyone to enjoy, and its not just about delivering fresh news as it develops regarding your favorite artists. Run The Trap represents a movement. A way of life. We represent a culture. And when a part of our culture’s fundamental roots, a creative form of our expression is attacked, we here at Run The Trap must be heard; we must defend ourselves. And today we stand strong for all the twerkers out there. We aren’t the ones to confirm just how true this may be, but news has surfaced today that a city in Louisiana has banned twerking, marking it with a punishment of a mandatory 30 days in jail.
DeQuincy, Louisiana has about as many residents as Project X had extras, but those residents are harboring some strong feelings about twerking, describing it as a, “defiant act against Jesus and his teachings”. According to Nationalreport.net, who broke the story, a statement was made by the city’s sheriff Bobby Joe Williams where he firmly asserted the city’s staunch, and strict stance on the dancing phenomenon that has made Diplo’s Instagram account into a spank-bank for any 13 year old kid with a smart phone. Williams is quoted as saying, “First time offenders will receive a mandatory 30 days in the county jail. After that it will be a much harsher punishment, we are not taking this matter lightly. There ain’t gonna be no twerkin’ in my city, not no more.”
Twerking has been shoved into the limelight as of recently. Between endless videos of women “expressing” themselves, Miley Cyrus’ desperate public cries for attention, and 100 bpm twerk music on the rising wave, twerking is on everyone’s tongue and the booties have not yet ceased to shake since the dance’s viral take-off.
For some in DeQuincy, Louisiana the decree of law is a true infringement upon personal rights and some moods are somber. One DeQuincy teen, who is now facing a dreaded return back to a life of exceptionally mind-numbing boredom, reminiscent of a time before twerking’s rump-jiggling take over, describes the emptiness he is feeling. Brandon Adams was quoted by National Report as saying, “There is nothing to do in this town, seriously. Twerking is all us kids had left and now they’re taking it away from us. I don’t see what the big deal is. At least we weren’t out causing trouble, sniffing glue and breaking stuff. I guess we’ll now have to go back to doing that.” This type of legislation is pushing our youth towards unhealthy rebellion, and truly statements like this are heavy on the heart.
Our support and thoughts go out to you, Brandon, your fellow twerk-team, and all twerkers world-wide. As to the truth about whats going on out in Louisiana, we cannot speculate. All we can do is stand strong with our heads held high, ready to pop, lock and drop it for our right to twerk, and defend what we hold so nearly and dearly to the heart of our dance music culture.
(yes, we know this is a satirical article)
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A City In Louisiana Outlaws Twerking? With Mandatory 30 Days in Jail.