Drake is super popular. Social media challenges are all the rage. It seems inevitable that these two things eventually got together and took the internet by storm. And that is exactly what has been going on the past month.
The #InMyFeelingsChallenge involves people dancing to Drake’s new hit song, “In My Feelings” (people aren’t to clever with the names of these things these days). The trend started with Shiggy, an online personality, who posted a video of him dancing to the song. The video went viral and, from there, people (including celebrities) started posting videos of the same thing.
Problem is that, because this is the world we are living in, people starting jumping out of moving cars and getting their dance on as the car continues to roll down the road (how the trend turned into this, I don’t know) which leads, with no surprise, to people getting hurt.
Damn it internet, you always have to take it to far.
Safety official and police departments aren’t to happy about the whole thing and are now warning people that it might not be a very good idea. In a few instances, like over in Abu Dhabi, arrest have even been made.
Nicholas Worrell, the Chief of Safety Advocacy at the National Transportation Safety Board, got all Debby Downer when talking to Blast.
“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,” Worrell said, “There’s a time and place for everything, but our nation’s highways and roadways are no place for the #inmyfeelings challenge.”
The NTSB also issued a warning statement via Twitter:
We have some thoughts about the #InMyFeelings challenge. #Distraction in any mode is dangerous & can be deadly. Whether you are a #driver, #pilot, or #operator, focus on safely operating your vehicle. Read more on this #NTSBmwl issue: https://t.co/b9D0IwNemV #MWLMonday https://t.co/vt6oFTbDsj
— NTSB (@NTSB) July 23, 2018
We’ll see if this stops people from moving forward with the challenge. Remember ghost riding? Now that was actually dangerous. People probably got hurt but we just didn’t hear about it because the internet didn’t connect us quite like it does now.
Also, will Will Smith ever stop being cool?