The quiet little town of DeQuincy, Louisiana has been a beacon for ridiculous stories recently.
The latest story about the town to circulate the Internet came from press aggregator site PRLog, which put out a story from the National Report claiming that the city of DeQuincy had outlawed twerking, with a first offense warranting “30 days in the county jail,” quoted to Sherrif Bobby Joe Williams.
DeQuincy “Mayor” Maynard Wilkens was also quoted in the article as saying that “Twerking is a defiant act against Jesus,” but that the city “would still allow dancing in DeQuincy, just no jigglin’, shakin’, or ‘dry humping’ anywhere in our city limits.
When real DeQuincy Mayor Lawrence Henagan himself was questioned about this by The New Orleans Time-Picayune, he made it clear that “Maynard Wilkens” doesn’t exist in any capacity and said this of the controversy:
It’s a bunch of hogwash. There’s nothing to it…Like I told the first lady (who called today), I had no idea what she was talking about. Twerking, whatever it’s called, she had to tell me what it is.
This story follows two others involving the town allegedly banning Koreans from living there and issuing guns to schoolchildren, both of which came from the National Report and were also proven to be fake. Henagan believes that the same person start these rumors under different names.