It was a wild ride Monday for WaPo columnist Clinton Yates after he penned a column defending Miley Cyrus‘ now infamous performance at the VMA’s. In it, he defended her right to perform as she wishes and to be herself. “What exactly is so disturbing about Miley Cyrus?” he asked. He also suggested that those who think she shouldn’t be twerking  because she’s not black might be racist. “In short, it is inherently racist to imply that there is anything wrong with anyone other than black women twerking,” he wrote.

First he visited the Dept. of Bragiculture.

Next up: Yates’ mom has an important question.