Who knows why such weird, borderline-incomprehensible setups go viral, but here we are, weeks into the age of the “Harlem Shake,” watching Christian college students and church members don wacky costumes and dance like crazy.
Christian organizations have joined companies, sports teams, firefighters, friends, and seemingly the rest of America in the latest YouTube meme, which now numbers more than 12,000 videos and 44 million views. In each version, a 30-second clip of the electronic dance music song “Harlem Shake” plays as a single dancer in a headpiece gets down in front of a group of people, then suddenly, the whole crowd joins him. Hilarity.
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