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The Worst Attempts at the Mannequin Challenge

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Brenden Gallagher
Dec 11, 2016 02:00 PM PST
The Worst Attempts at the Mannequin Challenge
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In the Information Age, with every season comes a new ridiculous viral Internet challenge. This fall brought us many things—mostly bad—but it also brought the Mannequin Challenge. Unlike the former titan of dumb viral memes, the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Mannequin Challenge isn’t explicitly about activism (though some have tried to make it so). The Mannequin Challenge is about staying completely still, usually while Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” plays in the background. When done correctly, it can be a thing of beauty.

Some of the Mannequin Challenge videos have been funny. Some of have been impressive. Some of have been made in the name of a good cause. but many of them have been terrible. Here are the worst attempts at the Mannequin Challenge so far.


Brenden Gallagher
Brenden Gallagher

Brenden Gallagher works in television and writing in Los Angeles. He worked on Revenge, Heartbeat, and Famous in Love. His writing has appeared at Complex, VH1, and MERRY JANE. Follow him on Twitter @muddycreekU Contact.



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The Worst Attempts at the Mannequin Challenge

culture
Brenden Gallagher
Dec 11, 2016 02:00 PM PST
Share this article!
The Worst Attempts at the Mannequin Challenge

Hold still.

In the Information Age, with every season comes a new ridiculous viral Internet challenge. This fall brought us many things—mostly bad—but it also brought the Mannequin Challenge. Unlike the former titan of dumb viral memes, the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Mannequin Challenge isn’t explicitly about activism (though some have tried to make it so). The Mannequin Challenge is about staying completely still, usually while Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” plays in the background. When done correctly, it can be a thing of beauty.

Some of the Mannequin Challenge videos have been funny. Some of have been impressive. Some of have been made in the name of a good cause. but many of them have been terrible. Here are the worst attempts at the Mannequin Challenge so far.


Brenden Gallagher
Brenden Gallagher

Brenden Gallagher works in television and writing in Los Angeles. He worked on Revenge, Heartbeat, and Famous in Love. His writing has appeared at Complex, VH1, and MERRY JANE. Follow him on Twitter @muddycreekU Contact.



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