A POPULAR Saudi Arabian singer and TV host has been arrested for “dabbing” during a concert in the conservative country.
Abdallah Al Shahani was performing the dance move at a music festival in the city of Taif in southwest Saudi Arabia last weekend.
Dabbing, which involves a person pointing one arm upwards towards the sky while also bowing their head into their other arm, is illegal in Saudi Arabia.
After video footage of Al Shahani “dabbing” emerged online, the celeb was reportedly arrested by authorities on Saturday.
It is not known whether he has been charged over the offence.
The Saudi Interior Ministry’s National Commission For Combating Drugs recently banned it because they consider it to reference to marijuana use.
A poster released by the country’s ministry shows a cartoon image of a man performing the dance move with a big red cross over him.
It warns “people about the dangers of this [move] on the youth and society, and is warning against imitating”.
The singer has since apologised, saying it was an accident, in a tweet posted on Sunday.