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How the ‘mannequin challenge’ caused an investigation into a Saudi bank

Saudi bank staffers were subject to accountability and investigation following their mannequin challenge video

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Saudi bank staffers were subject to accountability and investigation following their mannequin challenge video. In the viral video, the staffers appear to be standing next to the waiter and one of the customers as they remained frozen in action inside the bank operation room. Accordingly, the bank management carried out an investigation since filming in the operation room is prohibited in banks.

The Mannequin Challenge is a viral Internet video sensation where people remain frozen in action like mannequins while a camera films them, usually with the song “Black Beatles” playing in the background.

The phenomenon was started by students in Jacksonville, Florida on October 12, 2016. Then spread particularly among sports teams and celebrities.