Who is the Dancing Man? If you haven’t been online for a couple of days, you may have missed the story of Dancing Man, so here’s the brief. Last week, someone made a particularly awful post on 4Chan – as 4Chan users do – using Dancing Man’s picture with the added caption: “Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.”

Oh no, someone not ashamed of their body and using said body to have fun? Apparently someone online thought that was unacceptable. As for Cassandra Fairbanks, a writer for The Free Thought Project and member of an LA group of women called the Coconut Oil Friendship Club, she thought the post itself was what was unacceptable. So she reached out via Twitter with an appeal to find Dancing Man: "Anyone know this man or who posted this?" she asked. There's a huge group of ladies in LA who would like to do something special."

She and supporters began promoting the hashtag #FindDancingMan to try to locate the man who was body-shamed.

Her group extended an invitation to throw him a dance party. A fundraising page for the bash was set up and more than $33,000—well past its $20,000 goal—has already been donated as of Sunday.

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Eventually, Dancing Man responded. His real name is Sean. His brand new Twitter account is called @dancingmanfound and has already collected more than 57,000 followers as of Sunday.

"At 3:11 am, Dancing Man, whose real name is actually Sean, accepted our invitation," Fairbanks wrote on The Free Thought Project's website.

"Big thanks to all who have tweeted such kind words. Not stopped smiling and laughing," he tweeted on Friday.


"Massive thanks to all and what a party in waiting !!! Completely overwhelmed," he added.