Senior military and government figures gathered in Sydney over the weekend to witness the commissioning of a new Australian warship.
The HMAS Supply will assist in the Royal Australian Navy's operational support capabilities and there was a hell of a lot of fanfare to welcome it into the team.
It's one of two ships that are being added to the Navy's arsenal in what EdenMagnet has described as 'the largest regeneration of the Royal Australian Navy since World War II'.
But in order to bring the Navy into the 21st century, apparently they needed a modern style ceremony to bless the ship.
While there were traditional-style speeches that touched on how important this ship will be for our safety, the crowd was treated to a performance.
A troupe of seven female dancers in red berets, crops and booty shorts stood in font of the HMAS Supply and kicked off a routine that was packed with twerking, gyrating, and a bunch of other moves I'm not sure what they're called.
After vision was shared on social media, people were confused, baffled and collectively screaming 'what the actual?'
One person said: "Totally inappropriate! Who on earth thought this would be OK?"
Another added: "And there's a bloke sitting there with his sword in his hand."
A third wrote: "I actually thought this was a joke when I saw it earlier in the week. There are no words."
The audience on the day included members of Parliament, Governor-General David Hurley, Chief of the Defence Force Angus Campbell and many others.
The dance routine caused upset in government circles and an anonymous official told the ABC about how there were loads of people though it was inappropriate.
"The dancers are beside the point - we're meant to be a fighting force," the government frontbencher said. "A question worth pondering: what would Horatio Nelson think of this s**tshow?"
Liberal backbencher and former soldier Phillip Thompson added: "Standards in the ADF, and definitely when commissioning a ship, should be a little bit higher than that.
"We've got the CDF, we've got members of Parliament there, and the Governor-General's there, I don't think it's appropriate to be twerking."
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