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Dancing in the street... is an arrestable offence...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Trendy Art, Aug 22, 2017.

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  1. Trendy Art

    Trendy Art Star commenter

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41019013

    A 14-year-old boy who went viral on Twitter for dancing the Macarena in a busy Saudi Arabian street has been arrested by authorities.

    The teenager is being questioned after being accused of "improper public behaviour" in Jeddah, a statement said.

    It is not clear what his nationality was or if he will be formally charged by the public prosecutor.



    A simple pleasure in Western society or immoral activity in the Middle East?
     
  2. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    Why "or" ?
     
  3. Trendy Art

    Trendy Art Star commenter

    No specific reason. Simply up for discussion. Any thoughts on the article?
     
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  4. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    He'd probably been to summer school in the UK! La Macarena is very popular in the teen discos!
     
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    ... in the 1990s...
     
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Always a floor filler at our school prom.
     
  7. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I like a bit of Agadoo, doo, doo...
     
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  8. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Was he arrested by the Fashion Police?
     
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  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Or the ministry of questionable taste
     
  10. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    There were a lot of copycat videos after Pharrel Williams' Happy video, the one underneath is an amalgam which I just happened to find.

    Many of the videos were of people dancing in countries where it was illegal and so were risking prosecution by posting the videos.

     
  11. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    Ooh, @Dunteachin. I do too and not always on the dance floor.
     
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  12. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    He wasn't just dancing the Macarena (something which he could, and perhaps should, have done at home in front of the mirror in his own bedroom seeing as he is an annoying self-promoting overweight kid with terrible dress sense), he was deliberately holding up the traffic.

    The over-dubbed music may well have been the Macarena but I'll bet the real sound track was a cacaphony of car horns and shouts of:

    الخروج من الطريق الذي رهيبة طفل الدهون

    or words to that effect!

    FWIW, I really like the video posted by @irs1054 above. How things should be done.
     
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  13. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I've just seen the video - bang him up.
     
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  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    What an interesting thumbnail... what drew your attention to that one? :D
     
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  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Thinking on this... the media is clearly spinning this to make Saudi look intolerant and uber-Islamic. The kid was blocking traffic.

    But no it's Saudi cracking down on a song. Interesting spin they've gone for.
     

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