Dailies | Miley Cyrus Explained by Filmmaker's 76-Year-Old Mom: ‘Turkey, or Twerky … Is That What It Is?’ (Video)

Miley Cyrus Explained by Filmmaker's 76-Year-Old Mom: 'Turkey, or Twerky … Is That What It Is?' (Video)

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“War, Inc.” director Joshua Seftel's 76-year-old mom discusses the twerking phenomenon that spread across the nation after Miley Cyrus’ infamous VMA performance

These days, it seems that no pop culture sensation is complete without commentary from a senior citizen, so filmmaker Joshua Seftel had his 76-year-old mother weigh in on Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMA's, as well as “turkey,” er, twerking.

“She kept doing all of these suggestive moves,” Pat Seftel observed. “What was it called? Um, some kind of with a T. Turkey? Or twerky? Or twerking. Is that what it is?”

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See? She's hip to the times. So what is twerking in the eyes of somebody who grew up when Elvis shocked the world with the simple, yet seductive, swing of his hips?

“They kind of lean forward and kind of give you their butt, and they kind of move in a funny way,” Mrs. Seftel explained. “I didn't even know what it was until last week. But you know what? It seems like a lot of people do it, but that wasn't the time and the place to do it, I think, in those clothes.”

Find out how she would feel if Cyrus was her daughter in the video, below:

  • Crystal Ross

    Just one question to Billy Ray- So tell your daughter do whatever it takes to get noticed- so I am guessing he has no trouble with her belittling his entire family!? Gaga gone gaga! She isn't expressing herself she is doing things that you know on down the road in that job environment it will haunt her severly-but maybe that is why u r encouraging her to show all she has!