THE original dance has been viewed 15 million times and has inspired 40,000 spin-offs, but there's one place on Earth where the Harlem Shake has failed to make an impression: Harlem.

The Harlem community within the northern section of New York City has been asked its opinion on the worldwide phenomenon, spurred on by a group of Sunshine Coast teenagers a couple of weeks ago.

And it's not impressed.

A YouTube video posted by user SchleppFilms shows residents were quite upset to see it differ so greatly from the original Harlem Shake - a dance craze from the 1980s.

"That's weird."

"What are they doing?"

"They're dry-humping air."

"I feel like they're trying to disrespect us."

Some described the dance as "zombies gone crazy", "doing a crocodile move" and "waving your arms around, doing a SpongeBob".

Their community's message to anyone attempting to imitate the latest Harlem Shake crazy: "Please stop. Find a new hobby".

And more blatantly: "Stop that s***."

The video ends with the message: "Please use the Harlem Shake responsibility."



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