Kiki challenge: police warn against dangerous viral dance

 

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Police around the world have warned people against doing the “Kiki challenge”, after multiple people attempting the viral dance have been injured.

The “Kiki challenge”, also known as the “In My Feelings challenge”, involves jumping out of a moving car and dancing alongside it to Drake’s hit In My Feelings, while the car continues moving.

Some videos of the dances uploaded to the internet show oblivious dancers crashing into poles, tripping on potholes or falling out of the cars. One video shows a woman having her handbag stolen while attempting the challenge and another shows a man being hit by a car while he dances.

The craze began when internet comedian Shiggy posted a video to Instagram of himself dancing to the song. Since his video went viral, thousands of people have taken up the challenge.

Celebrities, including Will Smith and Ciara, have joined in, posting their own videos of the dance – though neither jumped out of or danced alongside a moving car.

Police from around the world, including in India, Spain, the US, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates, have warned people that the dance challenge is dangerous and people caught trying it could face criminal charges.

Mumbai police wrote on Twitter that the dance could put others’ lives at risk, warning people to “Desist from public nuisance or face the music!”

Police in Spain have warned drivers against the dance, saying they could be charged if caught and Florida drivers were warned that jumping out of a moving car and dancing alongside it could see people hit with $1000 of fines as well as possible criminal charges.

However, the warnings have done little to stem the tide of attempts – and failures.

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