Finally, this #DancingMan got a party.
I spend a lot of time with stories where a sad person gets carried to wonderful heights by the Internet's intervention. You're kind of always waiting for the other shoe to drop. For example, the people who get hundreds of thousands of dollars on GoFundMe end up getting robbed, or they turn out to be a puppy-kicker, or something. But so far The Dancing Man, née Sean O'Brien, seems to be a nice dude who is using his newfound fame to raise money for the anti-bullying campaign, The Trevor Project. That's very cool and I am honestly praying nothing bad about this guy ever, ever comes out.
If you need a refresher, here's the post that made Sean O'Brien famous:
Very brave of Anonymous to share. (Addicting Info)
A campaign was launched to find this man who was shamed for dancing with the only body he has by some mouth-breathing creeps who then posted his sad face online. Their caption reads:
Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.
The post went viral, but it was because everyone hated the creeps, not Sean O'Brien. We should all be able to dance at a dance party without someone snorting into their hand about how gross they find our bodies, then delighting in our misery and discomfort. Well, the Internet found him and this weekend, O'Brien finally got his jam.
The party included a lot of celebrities, including Andrew W.K., Moby, Pharrell, Meghan Trainor and Monica Lewinsky, because she knows a thing or two about bullying. As you can see in the clips below, the main thing we have to worry about for Dancing Man is that he'll get sick of partying.
I'm tired just from watching all of these videos. Good for O'Brien and the event's organizers, particularly Cassandra Fairbanks. Let's dance and forget the haters.