The dancing man who was cruelly body-shamed by partygoers at a concert has been found, and he’s got a huge dance party on the way that Pharrell, Moby and more have all shown interest in performing at!
The dancing man, also known as Sean, has thousands of new friends, including Pharrell. The British man was brutally bullied online, which sparked a viral campaign to find him and throw an epic dance party. Pharrell and other artists have rallied behind the dancing man and want to perform at his event!
Dancing Man Found: Pharrell & Fans Want To Throw Dance Party
This is the power of the internet and truly amazing people, you guys. The dancing man is going to have the best dance party ever thanks to his online fans.
After pictures swirled on 4chan and Imgur poking fun at the dancing man, Twitter user Cassandra Fairbanks leapt to action. She asked the Twitterverse to help find him so she could put together “something special” for him. The request went viral with the “#finddancingman” hashtag and more than 1,700 women were on the hunt to find the dancing man.
Pharrell joined in on the amazing endeavor and even admitted interest in a possible performance at the party! Moby offered his DJ services and Andrew W.K. also said he would attend.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) March 6, 2015
The dancing man made himself known by creating a Twitter account. He thanked everyone for their support and said he couldn’t wait for his dance-off. He responded to Pharrell’s tweet with, “Thanks for the interest and the tweet. Today is a day I have never imagined would happen.”
Cassandra, who started the campaign, was initially worried about spreading the dancing man’s photos further, but knew she had to take a stand. “I decided to tweet it and our offer in the hopes if he did see it, he would see something positive instead of a bunch of people upset,” she told BuzzFeed.
This is incredible. The dancing man’s story proves that internet trolls have no place on the web. Being nasty and mean towards others will get you nowhere.
HollywoodLifers, do you want to go the dancing man’s dance party? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson