Australian miners fired for 'Harlem Shake': Report
SYDNEY (AFP) - Workers at an underground gold mine in Western Australia have been sacked for performing the Harlem Shake dance while on the job, reports said on Monday.
After the success of Gangnam Style, the latest viral dance craze has swept the globe, resulting in thousands of Internet copycat clips daily. Its raunchy moves have even led to clashes in Tunisia and arrests in Egypt.
The West Australian newspaper said up to 15 Barminco workers from the Agnew gold mine were fired for videoing themselves doing the dance and banned for life from every Barminco project around the world.
One of those sacked said the men - some of whom removed their shirts for the dance but who all appeared to be wearing hard hats in a snippet posted on YouTube - were only "having a bit of fun".