Twerking is making the news everywhere since Miley Cyrus decided to have some risque fun on the 2013 MTV VMAs and dance wildly on Robin Thicke. Things have even gone as far as reports that the town of DeQuincy, Louisiana, making the dance illegal. Well, the Shreveport Times reported on Sept. 17, 2013, that it's all just one big hoax.
The small town of less than 4,000 people has been the subject of three fake press releases so far this year, and this "ban on twerking" is the most recent. The town's mayor says it isn't true at all.
"It's a bunch of hogwash," said DeQuincy Mayor Lawrence Henagan. "There's nothing to it."
The latest press release states the mayor of DeQuincy is a man named Maynard Wilkins, but Henegan says that person doesn't even exist. Continuing on, the release states twerking was made illegal since it was a "defiant act against Jesus and his teachings."
A number of students and people from the town even gave quotes about the new "law." One person said, "Twerking is all we have left."
Earlier this year, DeQuincy was the subject of a press release that said the town had banned Koreans from living there and another saying guns would be issued in school. Henegan continues taking calls about the fake press releases.
"Somebody keeps this mess going on," Henagan said. "Like I told the first lady (who called today), I didn't even know what she was talking about. Twerking, whatever it's called, she had to tell me what it is."