Twerk Fail Prevention: 4 Ways To Protect Yourself Before Twerking (VIDEO)

Beware the dangers of twerking!

Don’t let yourself become a statistic!

So, Miley Cyrus may have made twerking look like all fun and games during her VMA performance, but don’t be fooled: There are some real risks involved every time you pop that booty! I mean, we get it — the “Wrecking Ball” singer is generally so flawless, you may not have realized that the twerking danger is real! Let’s rap about safety, kids. *flips baseball cap around* *sits on chair backwards* *wonders if you think I’m cool and relatable*

Beware the dangers of twerking!

…Ahem. Anyway, we’re not talking some pearl-clutchy “moral fiber of our children” ish, we mean that actual physical harm could come to you, just as it did to the star of “Worst Twerk Fail EVER — Girl Catches Fire!” video. Learn from her mistakes to avoid becoming a LOL-worthy viral sensation, and remember: Only you can prevent twerk fails. #TheMoreYouKnow #DoYourHomework #SmokersAreJokers #CheckYourselfBeforeYouWreckYourself #Recycle

Watch the “Worst Twerk Fail EVER — Girl Catches Fire!” video after the jump.

1.) DON’T TWERK ON A DOOR: You must be able to rely on the stability of your twerking surface. Same goes for windows and lazy Susans.

Beware the dangers of twerking!

2.) DON’T TWERK NEAR AN OPEN FLAME: The only “fi-yah” should be what’s on the dance floor.

Beware the dangers of twerking!

3.) COORDINATE TWERK TIME: If possible, try to schedule twerking with family, roommates, or anyone else you cohabitate with. Also, it doesn’t hurt to have a spotter just in case you — oh, I don’t know — fall backwards onto a glass coffee table and catch fire.

Beware the dangers of twerking!

4.) DON’T YELL AT FIRE: Use water to put out a flame, not your words. We really shouldn’t have to go over this.

Beware the dangers of twerking!

+ Watch the “Worst Twerk Fail EVER — Girl Catches Fire!” video.

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