Last year’s we have seen the natural selection at work with the ‘Tide Pod Challenge,’ with the dumb, naive and reckless intentionally poisoning themselves for a few likes on social media pages and on posts. Well, we are only a few of days into the new year and 2019’s ridiculous craze has already arrived and some morons are doing Thanos work on there own, with people walking around, driving and doing everyday things blindfolded to make ‘funny and entertaining’ videos.
It is known as the ‘Bird Box Challenge,’ it is motivated by Netflix’s recent thriller Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock. Her character and two children are forced to take a dangerous journey while blindfolded, in order to evade some kind of paranormal creature that forces people to commit suicide if they see it.
The movie has been a huge success, breaking first-week streaming records with over 45 million views, and has encouraged all kinds of memes and recreations. What started as some innocent fun, with people crashing into some furniture blindfolded, escalated quickly as people began to wonder about blindly outdoors, seldom putting themselves and others in danger.
Check out the videos and Netflix plea below, some people are really morons.
— Tommy (@THOMAS_RE89) December 25, 2018
— Bird Box Memes (@birdboxmemes) December 27, 2018
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 2, 2019
Netflix has responded to the popularity of the challenge, not by encouraging people to refrain from doing it (it’s great free publicity after all), but to be careful and try not to get hurt. So there you have it. A streaming service feels the need to remind people not to put themselves in hospital because of memes. Welcome to 2019 guys.