Demi Lovato Is So Done With Twerking—but She's Not Throwing Shade at Miley Cyrus

"I just don't know what happened to the word 'dancing'" the X Factor judge tweeted

By Alyssa Toomey Sep 03, 2013 10:36 PMTags
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Sorry, Miley Cyrus: Demi Lovato is officially over the twerking craze.

The X Factor star took to Twitter today to sound off on the booty-shakin' dance move which has taken the world by storm (thanks, mostly in part, to the "We Can't Stop" singer), admitting she's tired of the incessant twerking talk and wishes everyone would stop using the term.

(Unfortunately, it's already been added to the dictionary, Dem.)

"Can the world stop talking about twerking please?," the "Heart Attack" singer wrote (the post has since received over 55,000 retweets).

Lovato then quickly clarified her anti-twerking tweet, insisting she's not dissing the erstwhile Hannah Montana star, who has seemingly taken credit for sparking the twerking trend.

"Btw - no shade thrown..Don't even try to start that crap," she posted. "Haha... the term twerking just needs to disappear like the word swag does too.."

"I just don't know what happened to the word 'dancing'....," she added. "Can I getta amen?!!"


Demi isn't the first celeb to sound off on the twerking craze.

The boys of One Direction were recently asked about their thoughts on twerking, and despite giving Miley mad props on her skills, they admitted to finding the twerking movement a tad distasteful.

"Personally, I think it's overly sexual," Liam Payne said.

Harry Styles wholeheartedly agreed, adding, "I think it's quite inappropriate…especially with the age groups that it's aimed at."

And when boy-banders were asked if they are ever concerned about the young age of their fans, Styles quipped, "When they're twerking, yes! I think, you know, [twerking] is promoting promiscuity."

Cyrus has since responded to the twerking backlash after her raunchy VMA performance, telling MTV she doesn't "pay attention to the negative" and thinks it's "amazing" that people are still talking about her twerktastic routine.

Well, in the words of Jay Z: "Somewhere in America Miley Cyrus is still twerking" (and we're still talking about it).