Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is facing an online backlash after joking about the implications of repealing net neutrality.
Pai appeared in a video wielding a fidget spinner and performing the Harlem Shake just one day before a decisive vote is cast over whether to repeal net neutrality—the principle that internet service providers should treat all online traffic equally.
The video appeared on conservative news site The Daily Caller on Wednesday, ahead of Thursday’s vote by the FCC that is expected to reverse the Obama-era “Open Internet Order” regulations.
“Recently, there’s been quite a bit of conversation about my plan to restore internet freedom,” Pai said in the video’s introduction. “Here are just a few of the things you’ll still be able to do on the internet after these Obama-era regulations are repealed.”