What Harlem Really Thinks of the “Harlem Shake” Craze

Posted on February 19, 2013 by

Admittedly, we post a lot of Harlem Shake videos. Some good, mostly bad and yes, we too are impatiently waiting for the fad to die out. We were also waiting for the good people of Harlem, New York City to comment on the viral craze that besmirches their fair neighbourhood because if anyone has authority on the ‘Shake, it’s them.

Asides from their general look of disgust and disappointment, the residents of Harlem had some astute observations. Some of my favourites are:

  • They’re dry humping air
  • They look like the smoked some dust
  • It’s a absolute mockery of what it was because there’s a sense of … rhythm that goes with.
  • [It looks like] zombies going crazy

Above all, the general consensus coming out of Harlem seems to be that the whole viral video trend is disrespectful to not only the dance, but the neighbourhood. They even go so far as to show you what the dance move actually looks like which, for the record, is 500 times better than some half-ass Bernie-ing.


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