History-making female soccer player, asked if she can twerk, ticks off the outraged by NOT being offended

Unlike a growing number of men and women across the world, Norwegian soccer star Ada Hegerberg isn’t an easily offended snowflake who breaks into tears over the tritest matters.

And so when famous French DJ and record producer Martin Solveig asked her during an awards show Monday whether she knows how to twerk, it didn’t bother her in the slightest.

Watch what happened below:

“Do you know how to twerk?” he asked after Hegerberg stepped onto the stage to become the first woman to ever receive France Football’s Ballon d’Or, an award for the world’s best soccer players.

“No,” she quickly replied before stepping away.

Twerking is a sexually provocative dance style popularized by hip-hop music, and the fact that Solveig dared to ask her whether she can twerk has not sat well with social justice warriors.

As of Tuesday morning, dozens (if not hundreds) of mainstream news outlets had run reports complaining about the DJ’s allegedly “offensive” and “sexist” question.

Included among the bellyachers was British tennis player Andy Murray, a veritable social justice warrior known as a virtue signaler over his incessant rants about “equality.”

“Another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sports– why do women still have to put up with that s***?” he wrote in a Twitter post. “What questions did they ask Mbappe and Modric? I’d imagine something to do with football.”

“And to everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke… It wasn’t. I’ve been involved in sports my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal.”


Others echoed this sentiment on Twitter.


Yet despite clearly viewing themselves as champions of women, none of these people, including Murray, ever took the time to listen to what Hegerberg felt about this.

“He came to me after the situation and he apologized, but I didn’t take it as that at all,” she said during a media interview after the awards show. I got to dance a bit, and I got the Ballon d’Or, and that was in my mind, and it was nothing special.”

“No, I didn’t feel like that at all,” she replied when asked whether she thought the twerking question had been sexist. “Sad if people thought about the situation like that, but it didn’t come to my mind at all. I think there are a lot of other subjects we need to be discussing when talking about sexual matters.”

Subjects such as rape and sexual assault, no doubt.


The great irony of all is how some have chosen to respond to Hegerberg’s lack of concern over Solveig’s jokey-jokey question. According to these purported women’s champions — some of whom are men like Murray — she’s done a disservice to all women, including herself.


It’s unclear how dismissing a woman’s perspective makes them women’s champions.

Though the “offensive” question was directed at Hegerberg, Solveig was forced to issue a public apology to all men and women after the conclusion of the awards show Monday.

“This was a joke, probably a bad one, and I want to apologize for the one I may have offended. Sorry about that,” he said in a Twitter video, adding that his intention had been to ask the soccer star whether she’d dance with him on stage to Frank Sinatra.


Vivek Saxena


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