Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie Is Gonna Sit Out This Skibidi Challenge Thankyouverymuch
The Skibidi Challenge is, apparently, the latest viral dance challenge sweeping the internet. I’ve never heard of it — I think it might be a European thing? — but it’s named after a song by the Russian rave band Little Big and it involves doing this weird little arm-crossing jig that they do in the music video. It looks really stupid, and Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie knows it looks really stupid.
Last night, for some reason, Gillespie was on BBC’s This Week to talk politics and Brexit. “Politically, I think we’re going backwards,” he told host Andrew Neil. “I think we’re going back to the ’30s.” And at the end of the show, as NME points out, for equally incomprehensible reasons, everybody got out of their seats to do the Skibidi Challenge. Everybody except Bobby Gillespie.
Instead, Gillespie sat rigidly in his chair, completely stone-faced, as Neil and the other guests, British journalist Michael Portillo and Labour Party politician Caroline Flint, busted some silly looking moves. He looked like he truly wanted to be literally anywhere else in the world. Watch below.
— Matt Carle (@mcarle17) October 18, 2018
Bobby Gillespie regretting his decision to appear on this week while the others dance is my new jam pic.twitter.com/6z306L8ET2
— Dave Gorman (@DaveGorman) October 18, 2018
This article originally appeared on Stereogum.