‘Glee’ always takes on current topics in pop culture — so it’s no surprise the club took on the ridiculously popular dance move Miley Cyrus made famous.
‘Glee’ Twerks: Principal Sue Disses Miley
Referring to the twerking 20-year-old as an “insidious foe,” Sue was not a fan of Miley on the episode, and was trying to actually ban the dance from all high schools in Ohio, including McKinley High.
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After her eye-popping twerk-filled performance of “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke, naturally the Glee club took on the song, and the dance — and that included Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) doing the “genital flapping” movies, as Sue called them.
It is a “vulgar, sexual excuse for dancing has brought American culture to a new low,” the Cherrios coach said on the episode. “Hannah Montana can go back to naked straddling the three ton wrecking ball she was clearly up-sold at Home Depot, as the tiny cinder block room she’s elected to demolish the brick is only about 12 square feet, and already has a wall missing.”
Mr. Shuester Defended Twerking
While Sue was completely against Miley, the New Directions were all about her — especially Mr. Schu!
“Twerking is about blurring the lines between past and the present,between men and women, between tradition and envelope pushing,” he explained to the club, before breaking into the performance.
The episode also featured Marley (Melissa Benoist) in an amazing version of Miley’s “Wrecking Ball,” so it was nice that they recognized the giant impact Miley has been having on the world of pop culture — we’re all talking about it, right?
What did you think — was the episode too much dissing Miley or was it complimenting her?
— Emily Longeretta