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#JokowiChallenge: Indonesian president’s unusual cross-legged sitting pose becomes internet’s latest obsession

PETALING JAYA — If you’re flexible enough to cross your legs into an “X” then the latest internet challenge is made for you.

#JokowiChallenge: Indonesian president’s unusual cross-legged sitting pose becomes internet’s latest obsession

According to CNN Indonesia, Indonesian president Joko Widodo's style of sitting has become a source of fascination for Indonesian social media users due to the level of flexibility one must possess.

PETALING JAYA — If you’re flexible enough to cross your legs into an “X” then the latest internet challenge is made for you.

While introducing his cabinet’s latest lineup of ministers for the 2019-2024 term, Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo’s unusual sitting position sent social media into a frenzy, sparking a trend of imitating the distinctive cross-legged posture.

During the inauguration on Wednesday morning, Mr Widodo was seen casually sitting on the steps of the palace with his legs crossed and toes touching one step below.

According to CNN Indonesia, the president’s style of sitting has become a source of fascination for Indonesian social media users due to the level of flexibility one must possess.

Hashtags such as #ChallengeDudukSilang, #JokowiChallenge and #SeatLikeMyPresident have been making their rounds on social media platforms.

Among those who have taken up the challenge include Indonesian celebrities and while some have been successful, many social media users struggled to replicate the pose.

Indonesian soap opera star Anjasmara was just one of many who caught up with the trend.

Based on his Instagram post, it was evident the star’s years of yoga practice paid off. MALAY MAIL

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