The clip, posted on YouTube and currently going viral, is titled “Winnie the Pooh and the Bees.”
The girls are dressed like bumble bees in yellow and brown striped leotards, a miniskirt and knee-length stockings. Another dancer wears a bear costume.
The troupe, which consisted of about 20 girls, does a hip-hop themed dance. They turn their backs after taking the stage and start twerking in unison. At one point the mini-skirts come flying off and the girls dance only in leotards.
It’s about as risque as an Iggy Azalea music video.
Apparently, Orenburg officials have never watched Bravo’s “Dance Moms,” but maybe the dance instructor has.
In any event, the reaction was nothing short of shock and outrage. Some boo bears called the dance “pornographic”, and called for the arrest and prosecution of the choreographer and others behind the video, according to the BBC.
Oddly, a separate group of protesters claimed the dance was “unpatriotic” because yellow and brown stripes are symbolic of the Soviet victory in World War II and Russian separatists fighting in the Ukraine.
With Russian nationalism running high these days, the town’s mayor went into panic mode and called a special meeting on the situation, according to the local Rossiskaya Gazeta newspaper.
He ordered the school closed pending an investigation. American pop culture, which helped lead to the fall of Communism, apparently is still going strong in Russia.
Incidentally, Orenburg, a city of 584,000 people, is located about 900 miles southeast of Moscow. It’s basically known as a hub for Russian oil companies.
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