[WATCH] A woman twerking is not allowed, but executives committing fraud is ok?

Comedian John Vlismas starts his satirical review of the past week's news with a story that's ignited passionate and opposing responses on social media.

All the chatter is about a yellow-jumpsuited mom who expressed her joy during her son's graduation ceremony by twerking, only to be led away by security guards.

Vlismas can't believe that dastardly crimes are seemingly acceptable in South Africa but a woman dancing in public is not.

It sounds like we're learning the politics of public gatherings from Donald Trump's security team. I mean a mom just did what she could do to say 'well done' to her son, which was to twerk.

John Vlismas, Comedian

Why don't we have security removing major executives who commit fraud?

John Vlismas, Stand-up comedian

You can set cars on fire, you can ignite Fords and that's fine apparently, but you can't twerk at your own son's graduation ceremony? I thought she did a great job, actually.

John Vlismas, Comedian

Listen to Vlismas also taking on some of the more serious events of the week here:


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