Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon apparently decided to show the kids how cool he was, doing the-traffic defying “Kiki Challenge” that’s sweeping social media.
Instead, he ended up getting scolded like a naughty schoolboy.
In recent weeks, the challenge, inspired by Canadian rapper Drake, has unleashed a social media buzz, with video postings of film stars and sports celebrities doing the challenge, which involves getting out of a moving car and dancing alongside it. Police around the world have warned against it, pointing at the very obvious dangers involved in getting out of a moving car in traffic.
Kahlon posted a video Monday of him walking, not dancing, next to his slow moving chauffeur-driven car.
At the end, he stepped in and said, “Never mind all this nonsense. We have a lot of work to do,” an apparent reference to his self-declared effort to reform the Israeli economy and bring down housing prices.
However, Israel National Road Safety Authority was not amused.
It sent a message to Kahlon, demanding he “immediately take the clip down from all his social media platforms,” Hadashot news reported, noting that the challenge had caused dozens of accidents.
And even though Kahlon said his “Kiki Challenge” had been safely filmed on the sidewalk and not in a public street, he complied and apologized.
Others, however, have left their failed attempts at Kiki challenges up for all to see.
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