As with all internet fads, the Mannequin Challenge has come to fill Facebook newsfeeds and even the news. The challenge requires someone to record an action frozen in time; the individuals in the shot remain motionless for about a minute while a camera goes around filming all of its glory. Although it seems pointless, some of these videos describe companies, celebrities, cities and even social issues. Here are a few of the best Mannequin Challenges to grace the internet.
Join The Late Late Show for a really really long Mannequin Challenge but it’s definitely worth the watch. At almost three minutes, it goes from back stage to the audience and all I can think about is, “Did they really stay frozen that whole time?”
That James is a real crowd pleaser. #MannequinChallenge pic.twitter.com/EwqD2z5xhy
— The Late Late Show (@latelateshow) November 8, 2016
Show this one to whoever says cheerleading isn’t a real sport…
This has got to be the best #mannequinchallenge yet! #gocards pic.twitter.com/p16DAvolF5
— Jeremy Seiver (@JeremySeiver) November 6, 2016
Can’t get enough of Marshmello, even though he was just here? Check out one of the most intense challenges because even his audience was in on it. Raise your hand if you’re salty he didn’t pick us to do this with.
Whether you hate the Kardashian clan or not, you have to give them props for doing one of these while Blac Chyna was giving birth to her daughter. Save the criticism for later, we’re still not sure how she held that for 18 seconds.
Peep Michelle Obama just trying to be a part of the team. Anyone else want to visit the White House to contribute to an internet sensation?
Last but not least, Black Lives Matter came through and delivered one of the most powerful Mannequin Challenges on the internet. Pay attention to the audio, which features calls and statements made as they pan through reenactments of past incidents.
Alina Zerpa is a senior majoring in journalism and psychology, a major Oreo enthusiast and spends way too much time on Tumblr.