I personally recall every move that I saw this guy do, from my own experience in African dance class. He may have brought back the old cliche about white people having no rhythm, but he had a lot of courage getting up there and doing this on national TV.
I, for one, ain’t mad ‘atcha dude, even if you did epitomize the “no rhythm” cliche.
Earlier this week, when host Cedric The Entertainer learned that contestant Jeff Hunsicker from Collegeville, Penn. had taken an African dance class in college, he just had to see a demonstration.
That one act has garnered more than 66K views on YouTube.
When the Pennsylvania native danced, even Cedric was unsure of what to do before he broke out with his African American version. Joking at the end, “You were doing African dance, I was doing African-American.”
While most of the social media comments have been applauding Hunsicker for attempting the dance in front of an audience, and taking it in the spirit of fun (as it should be), there is one YouTube user who finds the demonstration offensive.
The user was offended that his or her West African culture was “made a mockery of.”
If you were to pose a question to that one offended user, what would it be?
I know what I’d like to ask: Would the dance have still been offensive if it weren’t done by a white guy?
See the funny clip from the episode below. We will miss Cedric as host on the show. He gave his notice of departure just recently.