We’re talking about the video below, where five girls who appear to be about 7 or 8 years of age perform a controversial dance routine to the song. Check it out:
Once this video went viral around the iVillage office, the opinions on its appropriateness were sharply divided. “I was horrified,” said one mom of twins. “All I kept thinking was, 7-year-olds in red-hot pants should not thrust, bump or grind—while a crowd roars approval.”
Others’ only takeaway was to laud the girls’ talent. “These girls are extremely talented,” said a mom of one, who grew up competing in dance competitions. “A great deal of dedication and hard work goes into what you just saw. I don’t know why comparisons are being made to strippers and grinding? I certainly don’t see that nor did I even think of that for a second.”
So iVillagers, what do you think? Harmless dance routine or a parental horror show?