Believed to be started by students in Florida in October this year, the challenge invites participants to remain frozen in action like mannequins while a video is recorded and has inspired a wealth of similar videos online, created by everyone from athletes to actresses.
Some have been quite impressive. Others have not.
And it would be safe to pop Britney Spears’ recent attempt at the Mannequin Challenge in the latter category. You can check it out in the video above.
Filming her own emulation of the Mannequin challenge on a plane, it appears the 34-year-old singer didn’t quite nail the underlying idea that the participants should remain completely still. And a shaky plane certainly doesn’t help her cause.
“We really tried but the plane was shaky,” the mother-of-two wrote alongside her image.
Moral of the story: Don’t try this on a moving vehicle. Especially when said vehicle is vulnerable to turbulence.
To their credit, those in Spears’ video do well to complete the challenge while standing and sitting on a moving plane, but it’s safe to assume next time they might try to emulate the viral sensation on less shaky ground.
This. This is a good one.