Governor general missed 'twerking' display
A recent military event that went viral after a dance troupe twerked and gyrated in front of senior military officials has been accused of not telling the real story behind what actually happened.
You can see the footage that was presented by the ABC here:
"We've got the CDF, we've got members of Parliament there, and the Governor-General's there, I don't think it's appropriate to be twerking. I think our standards in the ADF, and definitely commissioning a ship, should be a little bit higher than that". https://t.co/Nn1DwwdbeH pic.twitter.com/id6YAND9E7— Andrew Greene (@AndrewBGreene) April 13, 2021
However, The New Daily contacted the Navy who explained that the dance was performed prior to the governor general arriving for the commissioning of the ship.
I contacted the Navy on Sunday regarding the dancers at the HMAS Supply commissioning. They finally got back to me yesterday to say the dancing happened “prior to the arrival of His Excellency the Governor General” pic.twitter.com/xYUUoJNEnB— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) April 14, 2021
Further to this journalist Osman Faruqi reports that the video was spliced together with different reaction shots to give the impression the dignitaries were reacting to the twerking and that most of the choreography reflected the local community and the twerking only lasted for 20 seconds towards the end of the performance.
Update on the navy/dance video. My understanding is that the footage shared by the ABC has spliced different elements of the dance with reaction shots to create the impression the dignitaries were reacting to the twerking. Apparently the reaction shots are from an earlier dance.— Osman Faruqi (@oz_f) April 14, 2021
The dancers say the dance was choreographed to reflect the local community of Wooloomooloo, and the focus on the twerking which was for less than 20 seconds at the end, after the main performance, is upsetting.— Osman Faruqi (@oz_f) April 14, 2021
What do you think of the appropriateness of these dancers performing at the commissioning of a navy ship?