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NOV 9 — So, there’s this video from Petronas to celebrate the coming Deepavali celebrations. And we all know what suckers Malaysians are for festival messages from Petronas. It’s called “Do the Dappan”, and yes, it’s all about the Indian dance called the “dappan”. If you haven’t seen it, then you have to. Check it out below:
Now Petronas has actually taken it down from its official YouTube channel. Why you may ask? Well, it’s because people have no sense of humour. The entire Malaysian society has become this one serious society that is oversensitive and takes things too literally.
The video is just about a group of Indians dancing the dappan all around town and having fun while getting people of all races to dance with them. It’s quite funny since it’s obviously a parody of the popular Gangnam style videos and that silly Tamil Michael Jackson Thriller video. (Okay lah, it’s not that funny!)
As soon as the video was released on YouTube, it received more dislikes than likes and numerous complaints and critiques. [Click to read the full article at The Malaysian Insider]
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