Thursday, May 23, 2024

Popular Saudi Arabian Singer Arrested For Dabbing At Music Concert

Ever since the dab dance originated from Atlanta, Georgia, US it has gone on to be an internet craze. From football stars and celebrities to athletes and politicians everyone no one is left out performing the move.A popular singer, host and actor, Abdallah Al Shahani however has been arrested for “dabbing” during a concert in south-west Saudi Arabia recently. He was caught on video performing the dance move, which involves a person tucking their head into the crook of their arm, at a music festival in the city of Taif last weekend. Dabbing is banned in Saudi Arabia where authorities consider it a reference to drug culture. The video of him dabbing became popular on social media as thousands have tweeted about the incident. The singer apologised on Twitter on Tuesday writing, “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.” A poster published by the The Saudi Interior Ministry’s National Commission for Combating Drugs also depicts dabbing warns reading “people about the dangers of this (move) on the youth and society, and is warning against imitating it”.

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