A video of dancers in hot clothes at an Australian military event has plunged the country into a state of mystery.
The scene was paradoxical, bizarre, and hilarious. So, of course, it spread quickly when it came out on Wednesday.
But the video-style musical dance – characterized by hits, lunches and butt tremors – has also come under attack. Conservative lawmakers led the chorus of those who called it “inappropriate.”
The press made headlines and criticized military standards. But others took the crime elsewhere – they denigrated dancers and called their practices “sexual”.
This, in turn, led to a backlash against controlling women’s bodies and dances Tape’s dance troupe, 101 Doll Scratron, broke the news in the media.
The clip now appears to have been incorrectly edited by national broadcaster ABC, and those voices have risen. How exactly did this “sea” history unfold?
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The 101st toy force was hired by the Royal Australian Navy on Saturday for the new ship HMAS Supply.
However, the event received widespread attention only after an ABC reporter shared a separate video on Twitter – sharing scenes of women’s energetic movements with harsh reactions to the visit of military leaders.
His tweet – which was later deleted – quoted a government representative who complained about the low quality of the armed forces. This framing triggered a viral fire storm.
But on Thursday it became clear that the pictures had been edited incorrectly. This prompted questions from the ABC team, which apologized.
The navy said no officials or key figures, such as the governor-general, had seen the march because it had taken place before they arrived. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the standards “failed” but criticized the ABC’s “false statements”.
The Navy did not explain why the dancers were hired.
The video shows the rest of the event continuing at a slow pace It was distinguished by its usual splendor: performances by brass bands; Official speeches paid homage to the sailors and marched in unison. Not as enthusiastic as the dancers.
But the dance actually started online – and it generated a lot of negative feedback.
“Half dress … probably inappropriate.”
Conservative politicians jumped on the bandwagon on Thursday morning, saying it was an inappropriate scene at a military event.
Independent Senator Jackie Lamby, a veteran of the military, described the decision as “a complete shock” to the military leadership’s decision. Referring to the half-time entertainment show, he said he thought he would watch Super Bowl.
“It’s good with these young ladies because they’re out, but let me tell you that it might be inappropriate to wear half the clothes outside a warship,” she said.
But criticisms of the military’s bizarre choice of entertainment soon spread and sexually exposed dancers and their dance styles.
101 Puppet Force is a community dance troupe consisting of members from tribal and multi-ethnic backgrounds.
They specialize in dancehall, reggae, aphrodisiac, commercial jazz and hip-hop dance forms, which at times shocked the prevailing white culture, but are now commonplace in modern dance. The business team is often set up for parties, chicken evenings and workshops.
But the Sydney Daily Telegraph – a newspaper owned by Murdoch – exploded photos of dancers on the front page and on the double spread:
Many internet commentators have speculated that the dance system is “dangerous for women”. Very confusing phenomenon A broad debate about gender inequality currently dominates Australian politics.
The original ABC article quoted another unnamed politician as saying, “As we promote women’s rights without objection, other dance moves will be equally fun and vibrant.”
But in their alleged talk on women’s rights, very few dancers asked what they thought.
“You made us sexually”
Thursday morning, Breakfast talks about the “naked” video that dominated radio and television shows. To twist – Miley Cyrus sparked another pop culture debate in 2013 – Re-started trending on Australian Twitter.
But members of the 101 Doll Scratron said the media reinforcement of the story had the most impact in the first place.
In particular, the ABC accused it of “unfair editing”, including incorrect images of military guests and VIPs in the video, including “scenes from angles that viewers could not see”.
Read their statement that “this is very scary and we reflect too much on the need for the ABC cameraman and these women and their dance floor to be sexually abused in order to please.”
They said they were victims of phishing and online attacks. They felt “threatened and exploited” by attention.
Others wondered online whether the hysteria was actually caused by the dancers’ movements and specific dance style.
Australian women’s site Mamamia has published an article: It was the Royal Australian Navy that made it weird. It is the Royal Australian Navy that has turned its art form into something to be ridiculed. “
“In the end, these women were doing their job.”
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