Keke challenge "completely idiotic and punishable", Dutch Prosecutor says
The 'Keke challenge', also known as 'Kiki challenge' or 'In My Feelings Challenge' is "completely idiotic" and definitely punishable in the Netherlands, Public Prosecution spokesperson Ernst Koelman said to NOS. A video surfaced on social media showing a motorist getting out of his car on a road near Putten, running next to it and failing to get back in. The car crashed into a tree.
It is believed that the motorist was attempting the Keke Challenge - in which people get out of moving cars and dance alongside it to the music of the song In My Feelings by Canadian rapper Drake. The song is about a Kiki or Keke, hence the name. Thousands of videos of people doing this challenge have been posted online. In some cases it's a passenger getting out, in others it is the driver him or herself.
"This is completely idiotic", Koelman said to NOS. "This goes much further than an innocent dance, and then also on a public road." The challenge is also punishable under Article 5 of the Road Traffic Act, which states that you are punishable if you endanger yourself or others in traffic. "That is obvious in the video."
Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management also responded to the challenge. "Madness!" she wrote on Twitter. "Don't do it!"
A few days ago a video was posted on the Radio 538 website showing DJs Wietze and Chris also doing the In My Feelings Challenge. The two DJs get out of the car, dance and get back in. The video was filmed by someone in the passenger seat.
"That is really irresponsible behavior", Koelman said after seeing that video. "Added to that they have an exemplary role as well-known Dutch. This is not something you should encourage. I can not imagine a situation where it is not dangerous to step out of a moving car on the public road. If you do this on a circuit it might be different, but this is a public road. And therefore punishable."