How the ‘Dancing Man’ Became an Internet Phenomenon

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It all started when a user of messageboard 4chan uploaded a body-shaming photo of an overweight man dancing at a night club. The post called Sean a “specimen” and noted that he looked distraught after other club goers laughed at him.

After the post received attention for its mean-spirited nature, Twitter user Cassandra Fairbanks took up the cause on the social media platform and sought to find the man in the post. The word spread quickly as people around the world tweeted in search of the dancing man and launched a #dancingman hashtag.

The man, eventually identified as Sean from London, launched a Twitter account of his own to thank his many supporters.

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How the ‘Dancing Man’ Became an Internet Phenomenon

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