Stay Still, It’s the Mannequin Challenge

Olivia Vinson, Reporter

The Internet provides a ton of hilarious, and seemingly ridiculous, videos for users to entertain themselves with. The latest video craze to sweep the nation is the Mannequin Challenge. The Mannequin Challenge is a freeze frame, where groups of people stay in a single pose for the duration of a video. Music by Rae Sremmurd’s Black Beatles featuring Gucci Mane is played in the background. Many of these videos have gone viral due to the insane and comical stances of its participants.

There is no fundraiser for this particular challenge, such as the Ice Bucket Challenge raised money and awareness for ALS. The only purpose for these videos are for entertainment, which has led many civilians to question if we could turn this phenomenon into a good cause..
Many famous icons have gotten involved in this social media craze. Everyone from famous singers, such as Destiny’s Child and Adele, to politicians, like Hillary Clinton, have participated. NBA and NFL players have gotten involved as well as many college teams. So go ahead, get your #mannequinchallenge on and enjoy it while it lasts!