The latest meme to take over the Internet is the “Harlem Shake.” (We don’t get why either.) But there’s a huge problem with this meme: it’s not even close to what the Harlem Shake actually is.
Schlepp Films went up to Harlem in NYC and asked a bunch of residents of Harlem what they thought of the meme. General consensus: they hate it. There’s a real history to the dances that come out of Harlem and residents feel like this video is disrespecting Harlem and making a joke of them.
If you want to learn how to do the REAL Harlem Shake you can see it at 3:40 (video via Big Lead Sports):
And here’s a GIF of Bow Wow doing the Harlem Shake:
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