Though authorities in Saudi Arabia have criminalized a popular dance move seen across the world, it didn’t stop one singer from doing it for all to see.
After a video of singer Abdallah Al Shahani dabbing went viral, he was arrested at a music festival in Taif.
The Interior Ministry’s National Commission for Combatting Drug Use banned the dab because of its apparent link to marijuana use. A warning poster claims the dab would have a negative impact on “youth and society.”
The singer apologized on Twitter earlier this week. “I apologize to our respected government and to my audience for unintentionally and spontaneously making the dance move at Taif festival,” he said. “Please accept my apology.”