Hampton University Advises Freshmen About the Dangers of Twerking

Miley Cyrus holds up a bracelet with ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas' name on it after appearing on Ryan Seacrest's radio show in Los AngelesHip-hop artist Juicy J had an interesting school scholarship offer. Via Twitter, he announced that he would be holding a twerking contest for women, and the best twerker (is that even a word?) would get a $50,000 scholarship.

But that scholarship would not transfer well to Hampton University, who welcomed incoming freshman with a lecture about the dangers of twerking.  At the New Student Orientation presentation at the school’s Center for Information Technology, they presented three important points:

  1. Hampton Ladies Do Not Twerk!!!
  2. Hampton Men Do Not Take Twerkers Home To Mother
  3. Employers Do Not Discriminate Between Twerkers And Twerkees

The reason of bringing up twerking was primarily to warn students about sharing inappropriate content via social media. It’s a very important message for young people, especially for those who like to “over share.” Business Insider wrote, “The presenter was cautioning students about posting information and or pictures, that would tarnish their brand, on social media sites. The slide referenced “twerking” because of recent events and to get students’ attention.”

Twerking or not, this really is a valuable lesson for anyone engaging in social media.

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