Morgan Freeman Explains Twerking on HLN

With Miley Cyrus’s raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, it is a metaphysical certitude Americans will now be bombarded with pictures and discussions about twerking.

Doing his part Wednesday was guest HLN Morning Express co-host Morgan Freeman with a report on the Oxford Dictionary adding twerking as an official word (video follows with transcript and commentary):

ROBIN MEADE, HOST: This is my favorite story for you to read.

MORGAN FREEMAN: Okay.

MEADE: Okay, so with feeling.

FREEMAN: The word “twerking” has now been added to the Oxford Dictionary. Here's the definition they gave: “To dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance.

MEADE: [Laughs]

FREEMAN: The BBC reports “selfie” and “girlcrush” were also added.

MEADE: That was mean. Who added that story for Morgan Freeman to have to read?

FREEMAN: [Laughs]

MEADE: Twerking. You know about twerking?

FREEMAN: Twerking. I, this is the first time I’ve ever heard of it.

MEADE: What? That’s not true, you said it on the golf course yesterday.

FREEMAN: I did?

MEADE: [Laughs] Yeah, I’m pretty sure.

FREEMAN: Was I sober?

Nice work for a 76-year-old Oscar-winning actor, wouldn't you say?

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.