Miley Cyrus Twerking: Does a Handstand Up Against the Wall Count?

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Miley Cyrus' Twerking has inspired a new meme, in which she Twerks in various inappropriate situations. But is it even actually Twerking that's depicted?

Miley Cyrus Handstand

Twerking, according to Wikipedia, is a portmanteau of twist and jerk, or to work it; Twerk means to "dance in a sexually suggestive twisting fashion."

Moreover, it's a "dance move that involves shaking the hips and bottom in a bouncy up and down motion, causing it to shake, 'wobble' and 'jiggle.'"

The Urban Dictionary calls it "rhythmic gyrating of lower extremities in a lascivious manner," which sums up Miley Cyrus Twerking like a woman possessed.

Is the photo used in the aforementioned meme an accurate example of it, though? Can one still Twerk if positioned like this against a wall?

Some critics say this is merely a handstand, and inconsistent with the definition of Twerking. Defenders say it's just a different expression of the dance move.

Settle this for us, THGers: Is Miley Cyrus Twerking above?


Twerking was around long before Miley Cyrus started doing it. Wall twerking already existed guys. c'mon


Wow Miley u cant believe u went from Hannah Montana to this u disappointed my little sister Olivia she is 5 and she USED to love u before u turned into this mean dirty Miley!! I want u back!!!!!):


No , not twerking when you dont have an ass to bounce.


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i have no clue what twerking really is, but all I can see is that Miley Cyrus is starting to become an Pig.

@ guest

kids used to love u but now you have just turned into something else i wonder what your parents says.


I am a bing fan of you I love the new song we can't stop when the cd is coming out in store your fan Heather Bronke


..but how sad. You can still be incredible in the bedroom, without showing everyone how you do it!!!! And if a man only wants you for how you're sex is, better start shopping for a man that likes and loves everything, girls. I hope a little bit of decorum comes back. The stars, the shows, seem to think "whoredom" be in. It don't be in. Being good to others is!! Work on the INSIDE--peace


Miley needs to stop twerking and stop all of dis. Like twerking has changed because of this picture -_-'


Of course it is that's done all the time at clubs


Girl cant even twerk standing up.

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Destiny Hope Cyrus

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Thank you guys for all your support. Without you, none of this would be possible. I love every one of you and I could not be more appreciative. God bless you.

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I have let myself down. I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team. My family and my faith will guide me through my life's journey.

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