A video of Miami high school dance squad has started an online debate about the sexualization of minors, specifically Black young women.
In the video, shared by Fly Height, a dance squad in a black and blue costume dances on the sideline of a football game. The video gained much attention because many people criticized their outfits as being too revealing and dance moves to be very suggestive.
The video, which reportedly features dances from Miami Northwestern Senior High, was also shared by the Shade Room
On Facebook, many people slammed the school and parents for allowing teens to dress and dance in such a fashion
While others argued that the only problem is those who feel the need to sexualize Black women in all circumstances
"First off these are high school kids non little kids... secondly this is a dance squad and the always dress as such nothing new...all dancers dress like this... why must we sexualize everything... we live in a new age and generation.... why must we call our youth little hoes and whores because of a dance costume... the comments are sick and disgraceful..."
Traci Young-Byron, the team's director, slammed people for engaging in the double standard of dancers