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The Stanky Leg

As if I didn’t already think Wal-Mart was the root of all evil, I am totally convinced now!  I agreed to do a friend a favor before I realized it would require going to my local Wal-Mart.  It was too late to weasel out of it, so off to Wal-Mart I went.  I thought I was mentally prepared for the tomfoolery that was bound to ensue, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would witness a spectacle such as a Stanky Leg “dance off” in the vestibule!

I am not sure if this god-awful “Stanky Leg” song has infiltrated everyone’s airwaves yet, but if it has not…count your blessings.  The song is horrible, and the dance is even worse.  It is basically a stripper recruitment theme song.  Granted dance songs are usually kind of lame with their lyrical content, but that is not my issue with this particular song.  As previously stated, it is the soundtrack for all aspiring pole dancers, and therein lies my issue!

So I am walking into Wal-Mart and there is a group of teens standing in the doorway listening to music.  My first thought was, “why are they blasting the music from their boom box in the Wal-Mart”, but then again it’s Wal-Mart and apparently anything goes.  My next thought was “Oh God not this mess”, once I realized it was that Stanky Leg song.  The two girls were apparently doing their best Stanky Leg while their three male friends looked on and captured the festivities on their camera phones.  What is this world coming to when teenage girls can record their stripper audition video’s in the Wal-Mart vestibule?!?!?!

I was very repulsed!  These girls were maybe sixteen, and found it socially acceptable to dip and gyrate in that manner.  I don’t have daughters, but I have cousins and the thought of any of them doing this nonsense really annoyed me.  I kept it moving and successfully resisted the urge to snatch one of those little girls up. As I stood on line in customer service I thought back to the kinds of dances I thought were okay to do in public when I was a teenager.  Nothing we did in the eighties can compare to the Stanky Leg.  Granted at the basement parties there might have been some slow dragging, bumping and grinding going on….but not in the Wal-Mart vestibule.

What has this world come to?   Am I the only person thoroughly repulsed by the spectacle that is the Stanky Leg,?  I must admit I was surprised by the number of grown women I recently saw in the club doing the dance.  Grown people have a right to do whatever they want, but for every teen girl doing the Stanky Leg, is there a stripper pole and pair of clear heels in her future?

The song sucks, there is no question about that, but the kids are doing it. In Jersey we used to have a commercial “It’s 6 o’clock do you know where your child is”. My question this week Epiphanyblog…is YOUR child doing the Stanky Leg?  Are you sure?

March 26, 2009 - Posted by | Children, Hip hop, Music, Opinion


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  2. I HATE THAT SONG!!! Every time it begins to play on the radio, I change it immediately! My daughter screams, saying that’s her song. So now I am required to explain that the song is dumb and here’s why—- long and short is: she has been told that she must distinguish herself in a POSITIVE manner at all times. Just because all of her friends have indulged in the stinky leg nonsense doesn’t mean she has to—I know people have the right to express themselves, but please, use your discretion, some of us have children we want to become someone positive in the future!

    Comment by Irving on the Crest | March 26, 2009

  3. That song is terrible, and unfortunately it has taken hold of too many kids. I blame the record execs for releasing this garbage, and the parents for not monitoring more closely what their kids are listening to! It won’t win any grammy’s, but if it wins a BET award I wouldn’t be surprised.

    Comment by JBlaze | March 26, 2009

  4. Just add it to the list of all the rest of the others…If the stanky leg is just a indication of whats to come…I will continue to leave me radio on the gospel station. It bad enough we have people getting suspended from their jobs at the high school for approving such dances as half time entertainment at the high school basketball game…Yes that is right the high school dance team did a stripper dance for the half time show….And my mom that the LL album was bad…I miss the 80s!

    Comment by Venom Patton | March 26, 2009

  5. I gotta go to you tube to check this song and dance out. THank god for Sirius Satelite radio, and I dont watch TV that much….

    Comment by CoFe | March 26, 2009

  6. I concur, this song is the WORST yet and I heard my daughter listening to the song the other day.. Was not aware their is a dance to go along with it..I will definitely be on the look out for the “stanky leg dance”…on second thought I will make her show me the dance and she better not be at Walmart..LOL

    Comment by UrbanRoyalty | March 30, 2009

  7. […] Some it would seem can’t stand, either the song it self or the dance craze e.g. Epiphanyblog […]

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  8. i think its not right

    Comment by amber | May 26, 2009

  9. You need to lighten up its just song and NO it doesn’t mean you daughters will turn out to be Strippers omg how exaggerating can parents be I think the song is hysterical and I love watching people dance to but I do think if you’re 18 or under you definatley shouldn’t be dancing like that. Still too funny!

    Comment by Too Funny | June 8, 2009

  10. I agree, the song is horrible. I miss the days when hip hop came from the artist’s heart and soul instead of from their wallets. At the same time, it’s just a song, there are millions of songs put out on the airwaves every single friggin day. Another song will be by to replace it/it already has been replaced by something more ‘entertaining.’ Music DOES NOT decided a girl’s future, she will not become a stripper that’s just how the youth of America dances now. Maybe Latin Jazz will make a comeback in the next few years (=.

    Comment by coshaben | July 8, 2009

  11. I am a 15 year old and i agree with what you say. This song is very stupid and I don’t think anyone should EVER do that dance or sing the song. It isn’t pleasant at all and i find it very annoying. I don’t understand how come music is turning to something such as the Stanky leg

    Comment by Harmony | September 15, 2009

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