Is twerking now illegal in Louisiana? The sexy dance made famous by Miley Cyrus was reportedly banned in the town of DeQuincy by city officials and will result in a mandatory jail sentence! The Louisiana twerking ban was announced in a press release submitted to PRLog, a free distribution website.
In the press release, DeQuincy mayor Maynard Wilkens referred to twerking as “a defiant act against Jesus” and said the town would ban any “jigglin’, shakin’ and dry humping anywhere in our city limits.” The sheriff was also quoted as saying that first time offenders “will receive a mandatory 30 days in the county jail.”
However, it turns out that the Louisiana twerking ban was nothing but a prank since Wilkens is not even the mayor of DeQuincy. The real mayor, Lawrence Henagan, told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that the release was “a bunch of hogwash” and completely untrue. “There’s nothing to it,” he said. “Somebody keeps this mess going on.”
Despite the hoax, twerking has actually been banned from the cover of Vogue. The magazine’s editor, Anna Wintour, reportedly wished to “champion her [Miley Cyrus] as a fashion icon,” but pulled her from the cover of the December issue after expressing disgust at her VMA performance. “Anna found the whole thing to be distasteful,” a source said to the Daily Mail. “She decided, based on Miley’s performance, to take the cover in a different direction.”
It’s been a rough few weeks for the singer. She also broke up with her fiancé, Liam Hemsworth, amid rumors that he had cheated with actress January Jones. Cyrus unfollowed Hemsworth on Twitter over the weekend, but has not publicly commented on the split. The pair faced countless breakup rumors this year, but it seems that Cyrus' overtly sexual image, which includes posting racy photos of herself to Twitter and Instagram, ultimately turned Hemsworth off.
“Liam really does care about Miley, but her racy new look and sort of ghetto attitude isn’t exactly what he signed up for,” a source said. “There are some pretty huge differences with their personalities. They say opposites attract, and that’s true, but it can also work against them. Miley is much more open and out there with everything and Liam is pretty reserved and that’s something they fight about a lot.”