The Golden Girls dance squad of the Miami Northwestern Senior High School shook the internet in two directions when they broke-back swayed all over our social media news feeds.
The first assumption was these were young girls who were being over sexualized so of course people were ready to riot. Once it was revealed this was a high school dance team the consensus went out the window and some people felt if they were high school students it's appropriate.
This week, the principal of the high school, Wallace Arisitde, issued a statement to the public, explaining that the parents of every girl on the dance team gave approval for the costumes the young ladies wear:
“Miami Northwestern Senior High School has always been a source of pride for students, parents, alumni and the community. We will continue that tradition. While all the parents of the dancers who participated in the event approved of the attire, we understand the concerns that have been raised and sincerely apologize for any offense this may have caused. Looking ahead, we will implement a more comprehensive and stringent uniform approval process to ensure an appropriate representation of our school.”
Here's what I've come to understand about things being defined sexually, it's in the eye of the beholder. Breast are part of the feminine anatomy. It's like breastfeeding, the act of nourishing a child with your natural anatomy doesn't become sexual until the "uncomfortable" jerk staring makes it a sexual thing.
All I see is a group of young women confidently strutting and snatching edges on the way out of the stadium.