It might be time for a meme to die when participants start getting fired for it. The viral dance craze that has already resulted in school suspensions and an FAA investigation got 15 miners fired from a gold mine in Western Australia last week.
Though only eight Agnew Gold workers appeared in the YouTube video -- in which miners in various states of undress do the "Harlem Shake" and "The Worm" underground -- some were fired for watching the antics off-camera.
Though one sacked miner told The Western Australian they were just "having a bit of fun," Agnew Gold owner Barminco released a statement saying the workers, who earn six-figure salaries, had violated the organization's "core values of safety, integrity and excellence."
According to the Daily Mail, supporters of the fired miners have started a Facebook page to get the group reinstated. "Bloody Hell, they got their gear off and did a dance!" it reads.