RIP ‘The Dab’ (2015-2016).
You were oh so young when you were taken from us (probably just in time) by one, Hillary Clinton.
Making an appearance on Ellen, the Democratic presidential hopeful attempted to learn how to Dab, and I can never look at the dance the same way again. Can never do it in the club again without thinking about this. Can never give any credence to anyone who does it under the guise that it’s cool anymore, because it’s officially not. Get a new celebration move, Cam Newton. Hillary Clinton struggling to learn the Dab aside Ellen DeGeneres, some weirdly snickering guy in a suit, and some other dude who also unfortunately taught her how to do the ‘Whip/Nae-Nae’ in a previous episode has officially ushered in the dance move’s demise.
Listen, my grandmother feebly letting go of her walker to do this at a wedding would be awesome. This is not. Just feels too contrived. It’s not like the Dab is fresh off the presses anymore. You can’t just learn it after the fact and think that’s going to fly. It’s almost ridiculous to think that Hillary thinks she’s qualified to be President, yet she’s just finding out about the Dab now. Like, have you even been living in America for the past 3 months!?
As quickly as the Dab flew onto the radar courtesy of Jason Derulo and James Corden doing it before anyone even knew it was cool, I’m unfortunately going on record today that it’s been shot down in action. It was a good flight. I said I was going to do it at every club I danced at in 2016, and I made it to January 11th. Thanks, Hillary.
Also, just in case you still Whip/Nae-Nae, don’t.
Unless you’re Matt Damon.