Viral Video Shows White People Still Can’t Dance: Blocboy JB “Shoot” Dance Fail
@bradchuu posted this iconic five-second clip at 6AM yesterday, and the video has already racked up over 1.77 million views (and it’s gone up by .20 million since I began writing this article). In the clip, Oklahoma University sophomore Jacob Lee (@the__meanager) attempts the viral dance craze
stolen popularized by Fortnite and promptly yeets himself over the edge of a stage. Jacob seems unscathed by the fall, considering he retweeted the video yesterday, so we can all cry laughing without any guilt. Jacob’s fall is the most graceful part of his dance, proving definitively that white people should probably leave viral dance crazes to people who can actually dance. I say this as an extremely caucasian person who also needs to stop trying to floss. (Then again, that’s reserved for kids under the age of 10 so IDK.) My bad, guys.
I could never forgive myself if I didn’t share this with the world. pic.twitter.com/Bb9DAmzAXv
— 🅱️ Wolf (@bradchuu) January 23, 2019
The “Shoot” dance was recently the latest subject in a chain of lawsuits against Epic Games for the unlicensed use of viral dance crazes including Milly‘s copyright infringement case against Fortnite for using the Milly Rock and Alfonso Ribeiro‘s suit regarding their use of the Carlton. Just yesterday, TMZ reported that the actual creator of the shoot, Blocboy JB, is suing Epic Games for including the dance in Fortnite and is in the process of copyrighting the move.
EveryTime Somebody Does My Dance Dey Give Credit To @FortniteGame But Dey Ain’t Create Nothing But Da Game So Basically Dey Takin Money And Credit For My Shit Dats Crazy
— BlocBoy JB (@BlocBoy_JB) September 10, 2018
Where (this lawsuit) landing, boys? Also, apparently people are sliding into the DM’s of the guy who took a tumble, so everyone wins (except Blocboy JB, probably).
— 🅱️ Wolf (@bradchuu) January 24, 2019