Well, sort of, except that nobody’s sweeping...or moving, for that matter.
The Mannequin Challenge is the new video successor to “The Running Man,” which was the most previous flavor of the month. It sounds like exactly what it is – participants freezing in place in everyday activities while being filmed, with the song ‘Black Beatles’ by hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd playing in the background.
Many of them are extraordinary, actually, with nary a sniffle much less a movement.
So, naturally, the airlines quickly joined the fun and several of them have produced videos of their respective challenges. Kudos to those who were able to get their passengers involved, especially Virgin Atlantic’s depiction of a flight attendant comforting a passenger who is about to lose his cookies into the air sickness bag.