A video of an aerobics trainer, Khing Hnin Wai, dancing in the background of armed vehicles driving into the parliament has sent shock waves on the internet with users calling the clip the most ‘absurd thing of the 21st century’ as news of the military coup in Myanmar keeps people around the world on the seat of their edges.
Is the video real?
Yes, according to BBC, they reached out to Ms Khing, the physical fitness instructor to which she later confirmed that the video is real. There was some skepticism at first, considering the exceptional situations under which the video was shot.
The Trainer of Aerobics, Khing Hnin Wai on Facebook, on Monday, posted a video of herself doing a nearly three-minute workout routine where she can be seen unaware of what’s going on in the background.
People have been making funny videos of her inserting her into other historic scenes, such as the storming of the US Capitol.
Ms Khing, who has a big following on Facebook where she frequently shares fitness updates, entertained Twitterati with her ignorance of what was happening behind her as she spread her arms.
The footage soon made rounds on social media sites and people couldn’t stop but laugh at the situation.
Is 2021 trying to out do 2020?! Dancer works out in regular location and captures the Myanmar coup…😳 https://t.co/yA2iU7t1MC
— Pritesh Mistry (@MustBeMistry) February 2, 2021
A woman conducted her aerobics class in Myanmar without realizing a coup was taking place. Behind her, a military convoy arrives at parliament.#Myanmar
📽 via https://t.co/M0mb5dt09r pic.twitter.com/LsTserrlFV
— Eva (@EvaSmartAI) February 2, 2021
— Shen Shiwei沈诗伟 (@shen_shiwei) February 2, 2021
The government of elected Myanmar chief and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was overthrown by the military on Monday after she was detained in early morning raids along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) faction.
According to a statement on a military-owned television station, the army said it had carried out the detentions in reaction to ‘poll fraud,’ handing power to military leader Min Aung Hlaing and enforcing a state of emergency for one year.