Saudi singer arrested after "unintentionally" dabbing during concert

Saudi singer arrested after

As reported by the BBC, dabbing is banned throughout the country because the authorities believe it explicitly references drug use.

Actor and singer Abdallah Al Shaharani took part in a musical festival in the city of Taif on Monday night and broke out the dab during a concert (check out the Independent video below).

Its provenance is disputed, although it recently became a craze among hip hop artists and youth, and has been performed by high-profile global figures like Hilary Clinton.

He wrote: 'I apologise to our respected government and to my audience for unintentionally and spontaneously making the dance move at Taif festival.

No word yet on whether Paul Ryan is arranging a defense fund.

When a video surfaced of Shahani performing the dab, it immediately went viral on social media.

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One journalist at the concert, Ayed Al Ayed criticised the enthusiastic response of the crowd to the move. Whoever breaks the law gets arrested.

Another user, @brakalhmede tweeted, "This move has an obvious negative influence on people". No matter what his explanation is, it's unacceptable'.

But some defended the dab.

"This was just a spontaneous move, he has since apologised to the country's people and government and you're still holding it against him?" said @TDouHKejhaQbxdu.

In case you have any doubts about the existence of the rule, witness the following very real anti-dabbing poster published by the Saudi anti-drug commission on Twitter early this week.

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