The #InMyFeelings challenge has currently taken over social media.
The viral trend involves people hopping out of a slow moving car, leaving its door open and dancing next to it as singer Drake’s chartbuster “In My Feelings” plays in the background. Videos of netizens trying the scary, viral challenge have flooded social media. Mumbai Police, one of India’s most Internet-savvy police departments, has posted a tweet warning people against the viral challenge.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 26, 2018
Several celebrities have posted their videos doing the challenge. Hollywood star Will Smith shared his version of the challenge with a warning.
Actor Shay Mitchell of Pretty Little Liars fame also posted a video doing the challenge.
@kingbach and I figured our first dance video went pretty well, so we stepped it up a notch (dancing next to a moving car) and hit the #InMyFeelings challenge…how did we do? PS. I’d be lying if I said footage of us practicing to a YouTube tutorial of the dance in his bathroom didn’t exist… 😂🤷🏽♀️😬 #theshiggychallenge
Television actor Nia Sharma posted her video with a disclaimer. “PS: car doesn’t move in Mumbai traffic,” she wrote on Instagram.
The challenge is being copied all over the world, which is why not only Mumbai Police, the National Transportation Safety Board in the US has also warned against the viral trend. Here’s what they tweeted:
We have some thoughts about the #InMyFeelings challenge. #Distraction in any mode is dangerous & can be deadly. Whether you are a #driver, #pilot, or #operator, focus on safely operating your vehicle. Read more on this #NTSBmwl issue: https://t.co/b9D0IwNemV #MWLMonday https://t.co/vt6oFTbDsj
— NTSB (@NTSB) July 23, 2018
The Gulf Emirate of Abu Dhabi even ordered the arrest of three people who participated in the viral dance challenge.