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What is the WAP dance and why is it dividing fans?

Empowerment or objectification?

POSTEDBYRACHEL OSHO

Images: Courtesy of Cardi B

Cardi B’s hit song WAP featuring Megan Thee Stallion became an internet sensation when it trumped the charts and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard hot 100 songs chart.

The song’s popularity has inspired a new dance craze ‘The WAP challenge’ that’s taking over TikTok. The dance that features suggestive poses, flips, and splits have been taken part by a number of celebrities including Tik Tok stars Addison Rae and Charli D’amelio.

Despite the song’s undeniable success, the dance has stirred up a lot of controversy with many claiming that it seeks to degrade and objectify women. 

Former Republican congressional candidate DeAnna Lorraine expressed her distaste for the song in a tweet

“Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion just set the entire female gender back 100 years with their disgusting & vile ‘WAP’ song.”

Whilst many fans agreed with this, opinions remain divided as many others have pledged their support and are using the dance as a way to support and uplift other women.

 

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