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 0Posted on Feb 21st, 2013 | re: Actual Residents Of Harlem Respond To "Harlem Shake" Meme (66 comments)

*Thinks of the meme* way to fumble on your first run.

 0Posted on Feb 21st, 2013 | re: Actual Residents Of Harlem Respond To "Harlem Shake" Meme (66 comments)

I don’t comment much, I love the site, and I know this article’s probably more or less moved on from, but this one bugs me. It just seems like it would take a lot of effort to consider this a bad thing. Or something that should be stopped. Maybe I’m wrong, and maybe the Harlem Shake that exists in Harlem is a deep part of Harlem’s cultural heritage, and making a fun and stupid meme video that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the dance but use it’s name, is a deep and brutal offense, but I don’t see it, meme’s aren’t just a “white” thing, they’re a thing white people do more maybe (needs citation) but they’re not just for white people, there’s no hose and attack dog waiting for a non-white person who wants to make a video on the internet. It just seems like some people are making a lot of effort to shit on a thing that people are doing for fun.
I don’t think anyone actually thinks meme as “Oh yeah! That dance! That was invented in Harlem! That doesn’t REALLY have any one specific identifier except except for 1 person dancing and then a jump cut.” I don’t know. The guys in the video who are mad about this, seem like the bad guys to me. Go find something weightier to get mad about. Anonymous people in a video.