Teddy Wayne Essay Generates Twitter Controversy & Hashtag

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By Jason Boog Comment

Kapitoil novelist Teddy Wayne published a satirical essay in the opinion pages of the New York Times‘ Sunday Review called “Explaining Twerking to Your Parents,” generating controversy and a trending hashtag on Twitter.

The Inquisitr has more details about the Twitter trend and the controversy. Check it out:

The #askteddywayne hashtag pokes fun at Teddy Wayne’s fluffy twerking piece, a piece which relies heavily on the underlying joke about white people not understanding black people, and some ick-inducing socio-economic stereotypes.

Wayne’s Twitter feed is now protected. The hashtag is still alive online, as readers debate this satirical passage from his essay:

Explain that twerking is a dance move typically associated with lower-income African-American women that involves the rapid gyration of the hips in a fashion that prominently exhibits the elasticity of the gluteal musculature.

Twitter user Shauna Sayomi tweeted that Wayne had “emailed me back with an apology/explanation.”

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