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February 20, 2013

Harlem reacts to the Harlem Shake

Popular internet meme criticised by residents of the New York neighbourhood.
Warning: The video below contains strong language.

With tens of thousands of spin-offs and millions of views, YouTube's latest dance sensation the Harlem Shake attained "viral" status weeks ago. But what do residents of Harlem think about it? Filmmaker Chris McGuire interviewed residents of the historically-black New York neighbourhood.

The original Harlem Shake is said to have started in the 1980s and looks something like this:
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