And now, it's managed to make its way into the White House starring a handful of Hollywood legends. The video, posted by Tracee Ellis Ross (who claims she convinced everyone to join in), features a lot of familiar faces. Robert De Niro, Rita Wilson, Ellen DeGeneres, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Tom Hanks, Bill Gates, Michael Jordan, Frank Gehry, and even Diana Ross joined in.
But someone needs to tell De Niro that he totally ruined it. He either A. thought he was standing still, or B. really didn't give a shit. I'm leaning toward the latter. The star-packed challenge already has more than 125,000 views after only two hours. Unfortunately, the crew wasn't able to blast "Black Beatles" through the White House's speaker system.
Check out the video below. It's basically the Oscar selfie of 2016. You'll see De Niro blinking and moving away in the first few seconds as the video pans around the room.
Look what I got everyone to do! I'm in the pink dress laughing with Rita! It’s the #MannequinChallenge, Presidential Medal of Freedom Edition at the @WhiteHouse!! Starring #RobertDeNiro, @RitaWilson, @TheEllenShow, @KareemAbdulJabbar_33, @TomHanks, #BillGates, #MichaelJordan, @FrankGehry, my mama #DianaRoss, and more!