Saudi Arabia doesn’t seem like a fun country to party with.
Just weeks after a Saudi woman was arrested for wearing a mini skirt, a Saudi singer named Abdallah Al Shaharani, was arrested on Tuesday after he dabbed during a musical contest he was participating in over the weekend, Okaz newspaper reported.
The country’s anti-drug authority considers the dance move a reference to weed and other drugs, and certainly does not fuck around with criminal offenders. Criminal law punishments in Saudi Arabia include public beheading, hanging, stoning, amputation and lashing, none of which sound like a fun time.
Prior to his arrest, Al Shaharani tweeted to his 62,000 followers an apology to his government.
“I apologize to our respected government and to my audience for unintentionally and spontaneously making the dance move at Taif festival. Please accept my apology…” a translation to what he said using their language.
Best of luck to Al Shaharani overcoming this mess.
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