A video of two female students dabbing after receiving their graduation certificates in Oman’s Al Sultan Qaboos University went viral and sparked a debate.
The act of the students was termed inappropriate in several Arab countries, as it is seen as a move that encourages drug use.
The move was first seen in Atlanta rapper Skippa da Flippa’s 2014 video “How Fast Can You Count It,” which was an instant hit. It has been performed by artists, celebrities and even athletes around the world.
— abdulhameed alrashdi (@ahameedAlrashdi) November 5, 2017
Here’s how people reacted to girls’ dabbing:
I can’t believe this is actually trending 😂 #ليتها_لم_تفعل
— Athari Alzadjali (@AthariAlzadjali) November 7, 2017
In August, Saudi singer Abdallah Al Shaharani was arrested in Saudi Arabia after he dabbed in a music contest.