It’s bone break-dancing.
As if TikTok didn’t spawn enough hazardous stunts, clout-seekers are now getting injured and even hospitalized trying to twerk to the raunchy hit “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.
Fans are attempting to replicate a viral dance invented by Guam’s Brian Esperon, which involves performing a complicated series of moves, ranging from a leaping high kick to doing the splits while twerking, per the tutorial with 13 million views.
“You’re not going to be able to wear a skirt for at least a week because your legs will be covered in bruises,” warns one poster in a vid with over 15 million views. The TikTok user says she also suffered a pinched neck from her “WAP” dance disaster.
In a more serious incident, a Cardi-Wanna-B was hospitalized after blowing her knee out while attempting the high-flying feat.
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Esperon himself recently posted a reaction to the calamitous clip where he quipped, “When the dance you made on tiktok sends someone to the hospital.”
The choreographer also asked if anyone else had injured themselves doing his dance, garnering tons of replies.
“I hurt my back doing it,” wrote user emily.chavezz of her failed stunt simulation.
Another said, “Yes I had to pop my knee back into place. I’ll try again later.”
“I had to wear a knee brace when I did it but I still almost dislocated it again,” user emilylharris seconded on the video of the woman injuring her knee. “I can feel this just looking at it.”
By fan demand, Esperon has since created a (comparatively) easier “WAP” dance that caters to non-flexible people.
Unfortunately, the scintillating stunt isn’t the only internet trend with the potential for injury. The viral TikTok “penny challenge” has been torched by firefighters as a fire risk, while the “skull-breaker” challenge has been deemed deadly by doctors.