Scripps Ranch High’s Twerk Video is Controversial

By: Brandon Bastaldo - Published: • References: & gawker
Although international sensation Diplo’s ‘Express Yourself’ video became a viral sensation last year, I doubt he suspected to see anything like San Diego’s Scripps Ranch High’s twerk video being created as a result.

Diplo is an American DJ known for creating ground-shaking anthems that tend to make even the most tame parties go completely wild. His Express Yourself song and video is the perfect example of his rhythmic prowess.

But when the 33 students and one curious male poser in Scripps Ranch High’s twerk video released their visual sensation on the Internet, many were shocked and concerned to see these underage teens replicating some of the sexually suggestive moves featured in Diplo’s iconic video.

Poised in leaning hand stands, these teens were suspended and banned from their prom and graduation ceremonies for the explicit nature of this video that sees them trying to express themselves. Stats for Scandalous School-Suspending Dance Videos Trending: Older & Mild
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