Published September 11, 2013
A California mother upset with her young daughter’s risqué dance moves reportedly made the girl stand at a busy intersection while holding a sign saying she disrespected her parents.
Frances Hena, of Bakersfield, forced her 11-year-old daughter, Jamie, to hold the sign for two hours on Monday after learning that the girl had been twerking at a school dance despite her mother’s warnings, KERO reports.
“I want her to realize that she is just a child and that she can’t do that,” Francis Hena told the ABC affiliate.
Twerking, a dance style involving rhythmic thrusts of the pelvis, has been thrust into the national spotlight following Miley Cyrus’ performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25.
“That’s ridiculous to even think that’s OK at a school dance,” Hena told ABCNews.com. “When she’s 18, she can do whatever she wants. As of right now, that’s not something she’s going to be doing.”
Hena said she learned of her daughter’s behavior from a friend and blasted school officials for their inaction.
“I haven’t heard anything from the school still, and it’s just ridiculous to think that’s OK at a school dance,” she said. “I’m also not sure my daughter realizes how seriously I take this.”