Today in Harlem Shake news: 13 high school kids from Brownsville, PA, south of Pittsburgh, have been suspended for creating their own edition of the video meme sweeping the nation. Before you get righteous about free speech, etc, just watch the thing. Not every Harlem Shake video has to be this creepy.
The creators of the video, for the record, seem quite pleased with themselves. “We all were suspended for this,” they wrote on YouTube. “Made the news too! View and tell everyone! It’s hilarious. Did in about 5 mins tho! Haha #TeamHarlemSuspension.”
Though some commenters used the video to decry the state of contemporary education in America, one light hearted Uncle Joey type begged us all to “let kids be kids, you all know y’all did the same shit in high school!!!” Uh, no, actually, most of us didn’t shoot videos of ourselves simulating sex using brooms and wearing executioner’s hoods. [Tribune-Review]