The dab's been put through the ringer. It started off as cool, then it became a funny thing to do, then the joke started to wear off and it became kinda embarrassing. Now, it's just unforgivable. Give it enough time and hipsters will start doing it ironically, but it hasn't reached that phase of the social acceptance circle just yet.
Which is probably why Luigi dabbing in this trailer for the new Mario + Rabbids game trailer is making people cringe so hard.
It's pretty darn pitiful.
I mean, just look at this atrocity.
Twitter was not having it.
And people started sharing their own cringeworthy dab findings.
But mostly, they were just a combination of horrified and disappointed.
But as it turns out, the Mario Bros. have a long history of performing some grimace-worthy moves.
And for some, it looks like advertising the dab had an opposite effect.
According to the Mario fan wiki:
"Luigi is Mario's younger, taller twin brother and is a major protagonist of the Mario franchise, being second only to Mario. Throughout his life, he has lived in Mario's shadow, developing both cowardly and heroic tendencies. Despite this, Luigi has helped and fought alongside his brother on many occasions. Mario Bros. marks his first appearance in the Mario franchise and his debut in general. Originally an exact copy, then palette swap of Mario, Luigi was created to facilitate a second player option. Since the two-player mode was dropped from most main Super Mario games beginning with Super Mario Land, Luigi has gained his own identity and personality, and he has effectively become the deuteragonist of the Mario franchise. This is especially noticeable in installments for the Luigi's Mansion and the Mario & Luigi series of games."