Meghan Trainor (L) and Sean O' Brien (R) appear on NBC News' "Today" show.
Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire/Getty

Man shamed for dancing in public gets star-studded dance party

This past February Sean O’Brien was shamed online for dancing in public. His photo was posted on the the message board 4-chan with the caption: ”Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.”

Twitter users launched a social media hunt to track him down using the hashtag #FindDancingMan in the hopes of inviting him to a huge dance party in Los Angeles.

Celebrities like Pharrell Williams and Moby promised to contribute music.

And they did just that.

Dance Free Movement organized a dance party for O’Brien with almost 1,000 attendees  at the Avalon nightclub. The event boasted appearances by Monica Lewinsky, comedian Damienne Merlina and a video message by Pharrell Williams.  

“It’s completely amazing. There’s so many good people out there in the world, and what did happen to me, it touched a lot of nerves. The more we can do and the better we can do [against] cyber-bullying is fantastic,” O’Brien said during an appearance on ”The Today Show.

The epic event helped raised money for anti-bullying organizations.

Celebrities and Music

Man shamed for dancing in public gets star-studded dance party