As you may know by now, the post-apocalyptic psychological thriller Bird Box, a movie which has been getting a lot of attention, shows Sandra Bullock in the role of a mother trying to lead her kids to safety. The main character, as well as her young ones, wear blindfolds to survive some mysterious forces that cause people to commit suicide upon seeing them as they make way through some unforgiving terrain.
Now, it turns out that people thought it would be a fun challenge to try and do everyday tasks blindfolded.
You know, like…blind people who don’t actually have a choice but also have their other senses take over?
But aside from being quite offensive, it could potentially be very dangerous depending on where they decide to start the #BirdBoxChallenge.
So much so that Netflix decided to issue a warning for people to basically not be stupid and do this after it became viral.
‘Can’t believe that I have to say this, but: PLEASE DON’T HURT YOURSELVES DOING THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. We do not know how this started and appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl have one wish for 2019, and it’s that you do not end up in the hospital due to memes,’ they tweeted today.
— Tommy (@THOMAS_RE89) December 25, 2018
As you can imagine, there were some people who took the challenge so far that they nearly ran into traffic or even caused their children to run into walls.
It is a very dangerous thing to try all for the sake of becoming viral on the internet.
People should also remember that it’s just a movie and should be seen as just that since the actors in it are safe and protected while the regular ‘challenger’ is not.