Hi. I don't know that much about pop culture trends- I don't really keep up with them. I haven't done so in years. I recall trying to "cash in" on the Sudoku craze a couple of years back and that was about it.
I am just a bit curious about this.
When did "twerking" become a big thing? To twerk, according to Google Dictionary, is to "dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance."
According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twerking:
"Twerking (/ˈtwɜːrkɪŋ/) is a type of dance originating as part of the bounce music scene of New Orleans in the late 1980s. Individually-performed, chiefly but not exclusively by women, dancers move by throwing or thrusting their hips back or shaking their buttocks, often in a low squatting stance."
The dance originated back in the '80s. There is further proof it originated back in the '80s here:
Why has "twerking" become such a thing now? IS it because Miley Cyrus popularized the dance at a VMA performance back in 2013? Is it in part to Internet culture? Did Cyrus inspire females all over the world to twerk after that performance? Or did "twerking" take off and become popular before Cyrus did it?
When and why did "thiccness" become a thing? When did "thiccness" become a social and beauty norm now? I first discovered and learned of the word "thicc" being used in the comments sections under certain videos on YouTube, and on social media, and on a few other places online.
I assume this is slang that mostly KIDS use these days.
I don't like "thiccness" on females. I don't like TOO MANY curves on a female, especially in the thighs. That looks FREAKISH to me. "Thicc" thighs make a female look like she has BIRD LEGS. Seriously.
Call me old-fashioned, but what happened to nice legs, and hourglass figures? Nice SLENDER legs. Those features look feminine.
I was told that "thiccness" originated in rap/hip-hop jargon:
Is is true "thiccness" became a social and beauty norm when Kim Kardashian was popular? She was the one who originated this? She was the one who encouraged teenaged girls and young women to get fat implants to give themselves "thicc" thighs?
I would also like to know how "twerking" became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon and who was responsible for making it become this.
Please help- thank you.