People call the newest social media craze a frozen, lazier flash mob.
Frozen, yes. Lazy? Not quite.
The #MannequinChallenge requires a group of people to strike poses and freeze in place, usually to the tune of “Black Beatles” by hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd.
A certain presidential candidate answered the challenge on Monday night with Jon Bon Jovi.
The king of viral videos, James Corden, has scooped up thousands of views for his “The Late Late Show” mannequin video.
There are nearly 65,000 Mannequin Challenge videos on Instagram, and some are rather extraordinary video tableaus.
The KU men’s basketball team did it, as have a handful of other teams.
But over the weekend Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry and his wife, Ayesha, pulled off what is being hailed as the best so far: an entire restaurant full of people frozen in place.
Waiters. Diners. Bartenders. Everyone frozen, unblinking.
The couple executed it to mark the last night of Ayesha Curry’s pop-up restaurant, International Smoke, in San Francisco, according to People. Ayesha, a cookbook author and Food Network host, launched the barbecue restaurant in June with chef Michael Mina.
Did you see the Currys in there? He’s getting ready to down a shot at the bar, and Ayesha is wearing chef’s whites holding a plate of food.
The video has gained more than a million views since Sunday.
The mannequin craze is credited to a group of students at Edward H. White High School in Jacksonville, Fla., but it’s not clear why Rae Sremmurd’s music is involved.
(By the way, the duo will perform in Lawrence on Nov. 22.)
Things came full circle when the group pulled off its own Mannequin Challenge at concert a few days ago.