Saturday 20 January 2018

WATCH: Teenager grounded after 'dabbing' as his father was sworn into the House of Representatives

'Do you want to put your hand down?'

Helena Horton

US Politician Paul Ryan was left confused after a teenager 'dabbed' behind his father as he was sworn in to the House of Representatives.

Rep. Roger Marshall  has confirmed his son has been grounded after appearing to mock the situation by doing a viral dance move behind him while dressed like Ken Bone, a man who became a meme during the presidential debates.

The teenager was tasked with holding the Bible  and standing between Mr Ryan and his father during the ceremony.

He smirked throughout, and then tried to 'dab' without being noticed.

The 'dab' is when you move the inside of your elbow up to your nose and mouth while turning your head as if you are about to sneeze.

However, it did not go unnoticed. Paul Ryan asked: "You alright?"

The teen said he was, but kept his arm in the position.

Eventually Mr Ryan moved his arm down and he and the teen's father asked whether it was a sneeze, to which he replied "Yeah".

The Speaker later tweeted: "Just finished swearing-in photos. Nearly 300 members. Countless cute kids. Still don't get what dabbing is, though."

Mr Marshall didn't seem as forgiving. He tweeted: "Just so you know @SpeakerRyan: He's grounded."

 This isn't the first time 'dabbing' has moved beyond celebrities and teenagers; even found its way into the Dáil chamber last year.

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