Twerking and Syria. The two topics are inextricably linked in the realm of seriousness, thanks to the Miss America competition, where contestants were assured that the lines of questioning about issues of the day would be “equally difficult.” However, it depends on what your definition of “equally” is:

Yes, topics considered “equally difficult” were what to do about chemical weapons in Syria, and thoughts about Miley Cyrus twerking at the VMAs.

Here’s Miss California being asked what to do about Syria:

Answering a supposedly “equally difficult” question, here’s Miss Oklahoma being asked her thoughts about Miley Cyrus’ twerking:

It’s been proposed to combat Assad with the power of the twerk, but to our knowledge no contestants at the Miss America competition proposed that as a solution.