The video of a 14 year old Saudi boy dancing on the streets of Jeddah won the internet for two consecutive days and then came the police. The boy became an instant internet sensation, but unfortunately, the story has a sad ending. He does the signature steps of pop singer Los Del Río’s song Macarena, but far from being amused, it has led to his arrest. The police says it caught the kid indulging in “improper public behaviour”. According to a BBC report, it cannot be said if any charges would be pressed on the teen. However, with more than 2,000 retweets and 3,000 favourites, the boy has a big fan following for the future. Hope that pulls him through his dark hours.
In the video, the boy, dressed casually in a stripped shirt and shorts walks calmly to the middle of the street and performs on the song. The boy has a grin on his face throughout the performance and did not seem to worry a single bit about the possible consequences. The video carried the caption “Jeddah boy dancing in the middle of Tahlia Street is the hero we need”.
Surprisingly, some people had already guessed that the boy would be arrested soon and asked “How many days before he gets arrested”.
Saudi police arrests 14-year-old boy who appeared in viral video dancing in a major street in Jeddah http://t.co/QQI2lnYw7K http://t.co/zdupdmLdSl
— Ahmed Al Omran (@ahmed) August 22, 2017
Some hailed the boy for his guts and some said that they would have joined the boy for his middle-of-the-street performance, here is how people reacted:
Its time the Saudi’s have their Arabian spring????????
— schriftsteller.club (@autorenonline) August 23, 2017
How long do you think it will take until he gets arrested?
— Hussain Almarzooq (@Hussain_mar) August 19, 2017
Nothing wrong with a teenager having fun! Better this than being used by a terrorist organisation for other things!
— Matt (@matttwilley) August 23, 2017
He’s got moves and the joy to dance all is good there…
— LJXmedia (@LJXMediaArts) August 19, 2017
Around the world, we should assemble at KSA embassies to dance the Macarena.
— Zeno Lorea (@zeno_lorea) August 23, 2017
That, my friend, is a Jeddah Master!
— Samir Madani ???? (@Samir_Madani) August 19, 2017
Besides this one, there was another case where a singer was booked for doing a dance that was banned by the National Committee for Drug Control on the ground that it promoted drug abuse.