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Celebs take on cyberbullies who shamed ‘Dancing Man’

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At first, he was only known as “Dancing Man.” Now, we know his name is Sean, he lives in London, and he has a whole lot of new friends.

Sean’s story is the latest tale of cyberbullying to go viral. But what’s different this time is the story went viral because an online backlash of supporters rose up to defend him.

Some background: a photo of Sean dancing taken at a London event with mean spirited comments began to make the rounds on Imgur, Reddit, and Twitter. The backlash to the body-shaming was swift and picked up some famous faces. Pharrell, Moby, Ellie Goulding, and Andrew W.K. are now just a few among Sean’s new famous fans. It’s a pretty solid list… as Pharrell definitely knows something about dancing – and it goes without saying that Andrew W.K. is the king of every party he ever attends.

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Celebs take on cyberbullies who shamed 'Dancing Man'

Updated