Saudi Arabian Singer Arrested For Dabbing at Music Concert
A TV personality in Saudi Arabia has been detained by the authorities for “dabbing” during a concert, Okaz News Reported
The actor and singer Abdallah Al Shaharani took part in a music concert in the city of Ta’if where he pulled off the dance move.
Abdallah puts down his microphone in order to encourage the audience to clap along. He then rolls his arms and performs the ‘dab’, while the audience cheers him on.
However, the move is prohibited by the country’s anti-drug authority.
Saudi Arabia Ministry’s National Commission for Combating Drugs recently banned the move because they consider it to refer to marijuana use.
Abdallah Al Shaharani took to Twitter to apologize prior to his Arrest
السلام عليكم .. اقدم أشد اعتذاري لحكومتنا الرشيدة وجمهوري العزيز على الحركة
(العفوية الغير مقصوده ) في مهرجان الطائف
تقبلوا اعتذاري ..
— عبدالله الشهراني (@Shaharani1A) August 6, 2017
” I am most apologetic to our honorable government and my dear president for the spontaneous movement I made in the Ta’if Festival. Accept my apology.”
Its still being debated by Saudi online users whether if he should be punished or not