According to reports, a total of three people have reportedly been arrested for their participation in the viral Drake’s #InMyFeelings dance challenge in Abu Dhabi.
This is after the Spanish police released videos of Challenge gone wrong to warn people of its dangers.
According to Daily Mail, the public prosecutor’s office released a statement saying, ‘Participants in this challenge get out of a moving car and leave the door open and dance on a public road next to the car, which is a danger to them and others on the road’.
‘This behavior is contrary to the values of the Emirates’ society and constitutes a violation of public morals.’
The detainees will also be investigated ‘on charges of endangering their lives and the lives of others, and violating public morals using social networking sites to promote practices that are incompatible with the values and traditions of society.’
A dentist, Hassan Ghoneim, with 1.2 million Instagram followers, was one of those arrested and @salman_lm10 on Twitter was also arrested.
The feds in the US also released a statement to deter people from attempting it.
“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the U.S. Hopping out of a moving vehicle or jumping into lanes of traffic to show your dance moves is foolish and dangerous – to you and those around you,” said Nicholas Worrell, Chief of Safety Advocacy at the National Transportation Safety Board.
He adds, “There’s a time and place for everything, but our nation’s highways and roadways are no place for the #inmyfeelings challenge.”
The challenge was started by comedian Shiggy who posted a video of himself dancing to Drake’s song ‘In My Feelings‘ on social media.
Quite a number of people have been seen stepping out of their slowly moving car and leave the door open as they dance alongside it in sync with the music as part of the dance challenge.