Viral Video Of BYU's White Dance Team Gets Them Slammed As 'Culture Vultures' Who Love Our Style But Won't Kneel With Us

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Viral Video Of BYU's White Dance Team Gets Them Slammed As 'Culture Vultures' Who Love Our Style But Won't Kneel With Us

"I don't get white people sometimes."

Published October 10, 2017

Brigham Young University's dance team lit Instagram and Twitter on fire for their recent choreography to Ayo & Teo's "Rolex."

But for all the admiration that they garnered, the white BYU Cougarettes squad from Provo, Utah, also came under fire for what some deemed as cultural appropriation of African-Americans for using the hip-hop dance to go off without feeling the responsibility to take a knee during the national anthem the way many Black football players are being berated for. 

Here's some of the heated reactions they generated.

  1. Here's The BYU Cougarettes' Routine from over this past weekend

    Back at it again! Tag a friend who can match my moves! 😼 #byu #dance #choreography @byucougarettes

    A post shared by BYU Cosmo The Cougar (@cosmo_cougar) on

    They'd learn that there was a whole entire side of the praise they received.

  2. People wanted to know if you're willing to do the 'Rollie Challenge' with us, then how come you can't kneel during the anthem to fight injustice with us?

    Well, BYU?

  3. Their routine also spawned this food for thought ...

    People want answers.

  4. And there was more sentiment where that came from

    #Facts, though?

  5. And people had to point out the hypocrisy here

    It's wild.

  6. And about the mascot, who was most lit with the moves ...

    Can someone confirm?

  7. One person flat out called BYU's dance team a flock of 'culture vultures'

    Do you agree? If they're going to embrace hip-hop so openly, should they also kneel during the anthem?

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: cosmo_cougar via Instagram)

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