Can’t Touch This – Prisoners Rock The House

I’m going to categorize the following under our new “WTF” category. Many of you may have seen one of the predecessor videos which consisted of hundreds of orange suited prisoners from Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Beyond the fact that this is damn amusing I actually think it’s pretty great that the prison endorses this unusual method of rehabilitation. The prisoners must know that well over 30 million people have watched their performances and this must give them some sense of pride.

Apparently they’ve been the subject of two documentaries now and they even open the prison on Saturday for two hours to allow guests to come watch their performances.

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

Freddie Laker

I have eighteen years of experience leading, inspiring, and making ‘something out of nothing’. I'm lucky to have a track record of success both as a business leader and as a innovative marketer working with some of the biggest brands in the world. Currently I'm the Chief Marketing Officer at Kairos. Kairos is a technology service that removes the complexity of facial recognition software, enabling businesses and governments to detect faces, recognize people, and analyze behaviors on any photo or video. I love to write and talk about innovation, marketing trends, and the future. I've spoken at industry events including the Cannes Lions, SXSW, Internet Week, TheNextWeb, and Social Media Week in addition to contributing to industry publications such as AdAge, VentureBeat, Digiday, Forbes, and PSFK.

2 comments

  • Rehabilitation and a sense of pride? Yes, because this activity teaches what, teamwork? A post-prison job opportunity as a professional hip-hop dancer? And for the prisoners, I can see how, when you’re in some god-forsaken prison thinking about life and all of the mistakes you’ve made, OBVIOUSLY the thing you care about most is that the rest of the world be “proud” of your “Thriller” performance.

  • Rehabilitation and a sense of pride? Yes, because this activity teaches what, teamwork? A post-prison job opportunity as a professional hip-hop dancer? And for the prisoners, I can see how, when you’re in some god-forsaken prison thinking about life and all of the mistakes you’ve made, OBVIOUSLY the thing you care about most is that the rest of the world be “proud” of your “Thriller” performance.

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