In politics, there are certain expectations placed upon public figures. They’re often required to maintain a certain level of seriousness. But what happens when a politician breaks free from these constraints and show their playful side?
Well, just ask Syed Saddiq, the young and charismatic Malaysian politician who recently found himself at the center of a dance controversy.
It all started when a video surfaced on Twitter, featuring Syed Saddiq dancing alongside @deadpudds to celebrate Hari Keamatan and Hari Gawai.
They both look stunning!
While many netizens enjoyed the lighthearted moment, others couldn’t help but comment on Syed Saddiq’s seemingly stiff dance moves. The criticism poured in, accusing him of lacking rhythm and flexibility.
“Pudds is surely talented. YB is so stiff.”
“YB dances like his playing badminton. STIFF.”
But instead of getting defensive or ignoring the comments, Syed Saddiq decided to address the backlash head-on. He took to Twitter once again, this time sharing a video of himself dancing with the phenomenal dance group Zeppo Youngsterz Malaysia.
In this new video, Syed Saddiq showcased his short yet witty dance gestures, proving that he’s more than capable of loosening up on the dance floor.
In his tweet, Syed Saddiq not only defended his dancing skills but also used the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the incredible talents of the Zeppo Youngsterz Malaysia @ZeppoYoungsterz. He emphasised that these amazing dancers have his back, and rightfully so.
You can watch the video below.
I got @ZeppoYoungsterz to back me up on that!
Went to listen & learn from them yesterday.
Amazing Malaysians doing amazing things! ✨
Help them, help Malaysia win 🇲🇾 pic.twitter.com/hHrMUIxkZ4
— Syed Saddiq (@SyedSaddiq) May 30, 2023
It’s refreshing to see a politician like Syed Saddiq embracing his playful side and taking criticism in stride. By showcasing his willingness to learn and improve, he has not only silenced his critics but also created a platform to support young and talented dancers.
It’s a win-win situation!