The reaction to the Kiki challenge – which involves people posting videos of themselves jumping out of slow-moving cars while dancing to Drake’s In My Feelings – is just the latest example of a risky dance craze attracting official condemnation on safety grounds.
Moves have often been accompanied by moral panics – and social media also gets a share of the blame for encouraging people to film themselves in ever riskier versions.
Here are some others that sparked concern:
A dancehall move where a woman bends over and her partner enthusiastically thrusts from behind – it fell foul of authorities in Jamaica where such moves were banned from broadcast – it didn’t stop people sharing ever more athletically ambitious versions on YouTube.
In 2009 the Jamaica Star reported that the dance craze had led to a ‘rise in broken willy’ – quoting urologists saying that incidences of penile fracture had increased – which medics anecdotally ascribed to the rise of the dance.