A Saudi Arabia TV personality has been arrested for dabbing during a concert, as reported by Okaz News. Yes! You heard it right.
Police arrested the Singer for dabbing – a dance move which requires you bend your head into the crook of your elbow with the other hand pointing in the opposite direction. Before you get outraged, there was a valid reason for the arrest.
The actor and singer Abdallah Al Shaharani pulled off the dance move in the middle of a concert he was participating in.
Abdallah puts down his microphone in order to encourage the audience to clap along in the now viral video. He then rolls his arms and performs the ‘dab’, while the audience cheers him on.
Dabbing Is Forbidden In Saudi Arabia:
Dabbing is prohibited by the country’s anti-drug authority. Saudi Arabia’s National Commission for Combating Drugs recently banned the move because they consider it to refer to marijuana use.
Shaharani shared an apology for his behavior prior to his arrest on twitter. Although written in Arabic, this is the translation:
I am most apologetic to our honorable government and my dear president for the spontaneous movement I made in the Ta’if Festival. Accept my apology.