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#ABCReports: ABC News’ FAIL on “Twerking” Roasted on Twitter

After Miley Cyrus showed her (lack of an) ass (literally) at the MTV VMAs, she’s been the subject of everyone’s posts and news reports. It’s been over a day and many of us are over it. However, ABC News decided to do a “scientific” report on twerking and it’s just utterly ridiculous.

Isn’t there war, famine, racism and other terrible things to cover? Y’all are choosing to dedicate air time to TWERKING?!? UGH!!!

Look. I’m a fan of the Twerk Team as much as the next. But COME ON!!! Did they really have to do all’at? Whatever. Twitter decided to do something about it, so #ABCReports hashtag was born. Below are some of the funniest ones.

ABCReports Miley Twerks

STAY CLASSY, ABC!!! O____________O

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  1. tip
    August 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    I’m almost hollered…I caught myself because I’m at work. Some of those tweets were hilarious. I love black Twitter. **heads to Twitter**

  2. August 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm — Reply

    Oh please, Caribbean people have been getting down like that for Carnival since Moses was in the Pharaoh’s pre-k. Next!

    • SR
      August 27, 2013 at 12:23 pm — Reply

      How about we not generalize… cause not all Caribbean people carry on so

      • Jay
        August 27, 2013 at 1:43 pm — Reply

        I don’t think the person meant every Caribbean person dances like that, but it’s nothing new to our culture and you have to admit it.

        • August 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm — Reply

          Yeah, can’t be denied.

    • Jen
      August 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm — Reply

      Twerking originated in Louisiana.

      • Jo.
        August 27, 2013 at 5:52 pm — Reply

        And twerking is essentially the same thing that most Caribbean people have been doing for ages or as Marsha puts it “since Moses was in the Pharaoh’s pre-k.” So yeh, it’s nothing new to us.

      • niksmit
        August 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm — Reply

        This thread is hilarity. Everyone’s so prickly. I hear tell it originated across the Atlantic where everything originated and I’d put good money on that.

        • Chime
          August 27, 2013 at 11:21 pm — Reply

          BASICALLY. #truth

    • Jo.
      August 27, 2013 at 5:53 pm — Reply

      LMAO!! Yes!!

  3. August 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm — Reply

    Black twitter will get ya!!

  4. KayKay
    August 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm — Reply

    I am currently surrounded by white folks…and I am howlin’…I can’t even attempt to explain the comedic beauty that is this hashtag.

    • MsZ
      August 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm — Reply

      Ah Black Twitter, how I love thee!! I’m at work also surrounded by white folks. CRACKIN.THE.HELL.UP!! I cant explain it either KayKay!! So, I’ll just keep laughing to myself!!

    • WhiskeyOnTheRox
      August 27, 2013 at 2:31 pm — Reply

      As am I and I’m laughing my ass off and not bothering to explain why. They wouldn’t understand any damn way.

      • Jabria
        August 27, 2013 at 3:43 pm — Reply

        This is true. I just showed my white roommate and she still can’t understand why I’m over here cacklin’ like a damn hyena.

      • Jabria
        August 27, 2013 at 3:43 pm — Reply

        This is true. I just showed this to my white roommate and she still can’t understand why I’m over here cacklin’ like a damn hyena.

  5. Tasasha
    August 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm — Reply

    These are hilarious! Glad I’m in the lunch room by myself caused I chuckled out loud at some of these lol. Black twitter is the best!

  6. Shani
    August 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm — Reply

    I laughed so loud I cried!

  7. GoldenLady00
    August 27, 2013 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    I can’t breathe!! Black Twitter is going to have to pay my bills next month because I am going to lose my job after all of this hollering I’m over here doing.
    I needed this laugh today!

  8. MzQuinn
    August 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm — Reply

    Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t really care for twerking. I don’t care to see it, and I think it’s overrated at this point. ABC needs to find something else to report on, but Twitter is killing me! Hahahaha those people are so crazy!

  9. trina b
    August 27, 2013 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    i spilled my tea “What will really happen when the Thun Thun Thun is dropped — Physics and Pop Culture #ABCreports” lmao

  10. Rp14_96
    August 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm — Reply

    Seriously salt or sugar in your grits is the great American divide!! These were fantastic!!!

  11. rikyrah
    August 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    these were hilarious

  12. originalwharris
    August 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm — Reply

    I have never laughed so much as I have in the last two days. Between the Miley Cyrus memes and now this – I have used up all my laugh quota for a year!

  13. LaToya
    August 27, 2013 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    “I’ll Knock You Into Next Week” have black mothers invented time travel? Details at 11 and “Bills, Bills, Bills”: Was Destiny’s Child making a statement about financial illiteracy in the Black Community?

    BOth of these individuals need to have several seats in the back of the bus.I almost died….TOO FUNNY

  14. Saran
    August 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm — Reply

    O…M…G!!! I can’t breathe! Black Twitter just gave me my life! I’m at work crying & cackling!!! Thank you…Thank you..Thank you!

  15. KDS
    August 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    Too funny! I needed this laugh today.

  16. erin greene
    August 27, 2013 at 1:36 pm — Reply

    i had lost my life, but its ok… i found it…

  17. doris walkins
    August 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm — Reply

    My fave was what will really happen when the thun thun thun is dropped!!!! FLATLINED!!!

  18. Cheryl
    August 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm — Reply

    These are TOO FUNNY! And PS – salt in the grits! Some cheese too.

    • Gracie
      August 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm — Reply

      This was a mess and half and I love it. Cheryl, now you know you right abou those grits!

      • Sane Jane
        August 27, 2013 at 5:18 pm — Reply

        Amen to the grits!

  19. tashieka
    August 27, 2013 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    these #ABCReports are everything!

  20. August 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm — Reply


  21. Chiquita
    August 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm — Reply

    I can’t stop laughing at:

    “Bills, Bills, Bills”: Was Destiny’s Child making a statement about financial illiteracy in the Black Community?

  22. Chewpacabra
    August 27, 2013 at 3:52 pm — Reply

    Black Twitter almost got me fired today!! “Exclusive: Stevie Wonder explains the significance of his last 3 braids.”

  23. Sunny
    August 27, 2013 at 4:27 pm — Reply

    I’m waitin for “How Many Black Americans have been put out of work because of Luvvie.” or “How many dams is to many?”

  24. August 27, 2013 at 5:14 pm — Reply

    I am hollering at work and can’t even explain to the white folks why! LOl

  25. August 27, 2013 at 5:16 pm — Reply

    I have been cryin’ for real.

  26. Sane Jane
    August 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm — Reply

    “I’ll Knock You Into Next Week” have black mothers invented time travel? Details at 11. #ABCReports

    I QUIT!!!

  27. Kimmy
    August 27, 2013 at 6:32 pm — Reply

    I can’t with these responses!! “I’m going to knock the black of you, where time travel and Vitiligo meets.” One of the best one’s yet!!!

  28. rattler08
    August 27, 2013 at 7:29 pm — Reply

    Wait a damn minute!!! Do any of yall catch this line in the ABC article:

    “She said it will definitely shape and strengthen all those muscles as well as give them the stamina to do activities important to most people heavily involved in twerking like say, picking up a screaming child off the floor.”

    I see what the hell they did there and I don’t like it!

    • August 28, 2013 at 9:24 am — Reply

      Good catch. They slid that right on in there real smooth-like.

  29. rikyrah
    August 28, 2013 at 7:58 am — Reply

    OT Luvvie,

    you seem to always be on the lookout for a good tv show..

    Two Words: ORPHAN BLACK

    you will not regret it.

    it’s wonderful

  30. vintage3000
    August 28, 2013 at 10:45 am — Reply

    This one just made me make a co-worker close his office door:

    “Who the fuck ordered gratuity?”: The Black Restaurant Experience #ABCReports”

  31. […] #ABCReports: ABC News’ FAIL on “Twerking” Roasted on Twitter […]

  32. lily
    September 14, 2013 at 10:23 am — Reply

    This is random but I write for a blog at Brown University and we coincidentally did the same thing for fake overly academic classes. Some examples:

    AMST 1000B — Party in the U.S.A.: Festival Culture from Woodstock to Ultra

    POLS1821JZ — Empire State of Mind: Political Psychology of Colonization

    GNSS1080 — Feelin’ On Your Booty: The Politics of Consent

    etc. here’s the link:

  33. Craig
    September 27, 2013 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    I’m confused…why is everybody here *surprised*?!? It’s almost as if you thought that ABC was a legitimate news outlet…lol!

    Let me let you in on something: ABC is Disney. They aren’t just merely OWNED by Disney; they *ARE* Disney. And since the larger TV outlets for the most part shuttered most of their news divisions in the ’80’s after Reagan stopped enforcing the “Fairness Doctrine” (which required any and all broadcast TV stations who use the public spectrum for over-the-air broadcast to do one hour of REAL news [i.e. no “edutainment”] per 24-hour day), ABC *ESPECIALLY*, ABC “News” has become largely a joke.

    They are nothing more than “Disney News” now, basically. They BADLY misreport and oversimplify important domestic news — ESPECIALLY if it involves politics — international news — especially if it involves US policy or military action overseas — insert random and useless “feel good” stories about a puppy or food bank somewhere, and worst of all, they even advertise Disney products, TV shows, movies, and initiatives AS IF IT WERE news.

    So, honestly, as pathetic as this is, it’s actually rather typical of ABC “News.” It only seems randomly ridiculous to you because they revealed their hand more than usual this time. Seriously, as far as domestic news outlets go, ABC is by FAR one of the WORST. (Excluding the right-wing propaganda such as Fox News, of course.)

  34. […] # ThanksMiley , started when the media credited her with inspiring Beyoncé’s pixie cut, and # ABCReports , which lampooned ABC’s “scientific” investigation into twerking. Those two hashtags alone […]

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