Rapper/actor Xzibit is not impressed with the current craze "planking" after he learned that this position was once used in the slave trade. He found out that slaves were made to lie in similar positions in ships' cramped cargo holds as they were transported between countries. He wrote on his twitter that "Planking is the dumbest s**t ever. Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade, it's not funny. Educate yourselves." "Don't get it twisted. I care less where your dumb a**es lay face down and take pictures of the s**t, I'm just telling you where it came from."
I personally think the trend/craze is stupid and don't know why people think it's so cool to do this. What's really the point and how did it even catch on because it seems really pointless and like a waste of time.
What do you think of it?
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