A video of dancers twerking in hot pants at an Australian military event has sent the country into a spin.
The scene was incongruous, bizarre and funny. So of course it went viral when it emerged on Wednesday.
But the music video-style choreography – featuring thumps, thrusts and butt shakes – also came under attack. Conservative lawmakers led the chorus of those calling it “inappropriate”.
Tabloids splashed headlines slamming military standards. But others found offence elsewhere – projecting shame onto the dancers, and labelling their routine as too “sexualised”. (BBC)