Jeremy Meeks (Stockton Police Department/Getty Images)
Jeremy Meeks (Stockton Police Department/Getty Images)

It's one of the 10 most ratchet things I've seen this year. And six of those 10 are twerk videos. All taking place in Waffle House bathrooms, someone's grandmom's kitchens, and Waffle House parking lots. And all featuring young women with as many tattoos as criminal citations.

And I loved every second of them.

I can say this freely without needing to defend myself. It goes without saying that enjoying a 15 sec clip of detachable buttcheeks doesn't automatically mean I want to be with the owner of the detachable buttcheeks. I can just enjoy detachable buttcheeks in peace. And I do.


But earlier today, as women fawned over a mugshot of an attractive man doing his best blue steel, the internet collectively went apeshit. Like it's not possible for women to think a man with questionable character is physically attractive…and just physically attractive.

Not everything is meant to be deconstructed. Or "Well, actually"-ed. Sometimes you just think someone is hot. Doesn't mean you want to marry them. Or even meet them. Sometimes you just want to eat your Waffle House cheese eggs and grits, and watch a countertop hand-stand twerk in peace.

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a columnist for, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)

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