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Yes, You Are Still Legally Allowed To Twerk In Louisiana

The press release claiming DeQuincy, La., banned twerking is fake.

Posted on September 17, 2013, at 3:32 p.m. ET

A press release claiming DeQuincy, Louisiana, has made twerking illegal was posted to the website PRLog Tuesday.

The only problem is, according to a town employee, it's fake.

According to the fake press release, Mayor Maynard Wilkens said, "Twerking is a defiant act against Jesus," and twerking would be punishable by 30 days in county jail. The actual mayor of DeQuincy is Lawrence Henagan, however, and he didn't say that.

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DeQuincy is a town of less than 4,000, two hours east of Houston.

This isn't the first fake story about the town. According to The Times-Picayune, fake press releases have circulated claiming the town banned Koreans from living there and gave all its students guns.

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