PETALING JAYA, Oct 25 — If you’re flexible enough to cross your legs into an “X” then the latest internet challenge is made for you.
While introducing the Indonesian cabinet’s latest lineup of ministers for the 2019-2024 term, president Joko 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, Jokowi 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.
Soap opera star Anjasmara was just one of many who caught up with the trend.
Based on his Instagram post, it was evident the Si Cecep star’s years of yoga practice paid off.
Ok siapa yg bisa duduk ala pak dhe Jokowi posting di IG Kalian dan Tag saya @anjasmara dan pakai Hastag “ #sitlikemypresident ” Buat 3 orang yg ber untung akan dapat hadiah Tshirt Anak Yoga Jaman Now dari saya. Saya tunggu sampai tgl 26 oktober 2019 18.00wib. Pemenang ya nanti akan saya umum Kan hari minggu jam 12 siang di IG saya #pakdhe #jokowichallenge #jokowiasana #jokowipose #yoga #challange #anjasmara #yogawithanjas #yogawithanjasmara
Ikutan #jokowichallenge #seatlikemypresident 🥰 bangga dan bahagia krn pakdhe melanjutkan pembangunan Indonesia tahap kedua, Indonesia Maju ditanganmu 💪💪💪 #Indonesiajaya #kerjakerjakerja #ankleflexibility #anklestrech #negerikuindonesia #negeriygkucinta @eva_treize beginikah? 😁 @martasyayoga @martin_elianto bisa diikutkan challenge gk master? 😁