A TWERKING dance troupe have come under fire after enacting an "inappropriate" routine that upstaged a tribute to Prince Philip at the unveiling of a new Navy warship in Australia.
The seven-strong '101 Doll Squadron' were condemned after showing off their raunchy routine in front of the HMAS Supply - but they blamed the backlash on "deceptive editing" by the Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC).
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The news clip showed the girls performing to Wiley’s Sean Paul collaboration Boasty, between shots of awkward-looking officials uncomfortably looking away.
Aussie politicians slammed the display as a "s***show", after the controversial choreography eclipsed the ceremony's touching tribute to the late Prince Philip.
It comes just days before the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral on April 17, which despite being downsized due to covid restrictions, remains a pivotal day - especially in Australia, who share our monarch.
The Doll's defended their act as "a short piece taken out of context in what was a very long day performed before the official ceremony and before the arrival of dignitaries, and not part of it.
They also stressed, "It was in no way meant to be disrespectful and we are hurt and disappointed it has been misconstrued that way."
Fury as ‘s**show’ dancers twerking in hot pants upstage tribute to Prince Philip at unveiling of new Navy warship
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