Forget the fact that dabbing was never cool to begin with, a singer in Saudi Arabia was arrested for performing the infamous dance move and in the process promoting “narcotics culture”.
As The Daily Mail reports, Abdallah Al Shahani performed the move at a music festival in the city of Taif. It was there that police arrested him because the move is 'banned'.
The BBC reports that Saudi Interior Ministry's National Commission for Combating Drugs recently banned the move because they consider it to refer to marijuana use. In fact, the ministry even published posters warning of the “dangers” of this move on the youth and society.
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After being arrested, Al Shahani posted a pathetic statement on Twitter. “I apologise to our respected government and to my audience for unintentionally and spontaneously making the dance move at Taif festival. Please accept my apology,” he wrote.
One journalist at the concert, Ayed Al Ayed, criticized the response the crowd had to the move saying, “Young woman, your screaming continues and I find it very disturbing. Whoever breaks the law gets arrested. Thank you to the security forces.” Wow. He sure sounds fun at parties.
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