Diplo to attempt world twerking record this weekend

Producer eyes bum-related record at Electric Zoo festival in New York

Diplo has revealed he wants to break the world twerking record this weekend.

As Pitchfork reports, the Major Lazer man is looking to recruit dancers to take part in his ‘Twerk Wall’ at the Electric Zoo festival in New York, which takes place from August 31 to September 1. His aim, according to a press release, is to claim the “world record of having the most people twerking at the same time.”

Diplo also posted a video on Instagram which stipulated he was on a hunt for “butts around the world” to take part, and also added: “Ladies we gotta pick u ahead of time for Ezoo ok? If u wanna be on stage email twerk4diplo@gmail.com.” Would-be twerkers have been told that any videos they submit may be used to promote the contest, and they must be aged 18 or over.

Twerking has recently hit the headlines due to Miley Cyrus’s much-discussed performance at the MTV VMAs. During a medley of her recent Number One hit ‘We Can’t Stop’ and Robin Thicke’s singles ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Give It 2 U’, Cyrus stripped down to a flesh-coloured bikini and was seen pointing at Thicke’s crotch with a foam finger before “twerking” provocatively against the front of Thicke’s striped trousers.

Her performance prompted criticism from America’s Parents Television Council (PTC), who said: “MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate ‘twerking’ in a nude-coloured bikini. How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds?”