Seems a little odd that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would be in the same headline as international recording superstar Drake, but a recent social media hashtag challenge and popular hit song by the singer has created a very dangerous driving and dancing phenomena.
For those who may not be aware, Drake’s new song, “In My Feelings” features an individual who opens a vehicle door as the car is driving, jumps out, and starts to dance.
MSN reported that the entire concept has caught on in real life, and social media, with the #InMyFeelingsChallenge trending all over Instagram and Twitter, with every day individuals jumping out a car, yes while its moving, to mimic Drake’s music video move.
This is obviously not a smart thing to do on any level, and while there are some hilarious videos out there circulating on YouTube around the challenge, the entire thing has become quite dangerous. Not only are people attempting this odd social media/dance challenge on public roads, they are performing it on highways. Sadly, there is one person who has gotten hit by an oncoming vehicle, while dancing on a road as the car he was in is moving.
Unfortunately, things have escalated so much around this #InMyFeelingsChallenge that the United States NTSB has stepped in to issue a warning against performing this so-called dance challenge on public roads.
It’s sad that something that is meant to entertain, in the form of music video, has turned into something that needs a warning label attached to it. Has all common sense left society in today’s age where people think that jumping out of their moving car to start dancing, because they saw it on a music video, seems like a fun and good idea.
Here’s hoping that others heed the NTSB’s warning, and no other injuries (or worse) occur over this completely senseless challenge and social media trend.