The Bird Box challenge is a top trending topic on social media right now, but for all the wrong reasons. The core concept of this challenge can lead you to risk your life, and this reality has propelled Netflix to actually issue a warning which asks people not to partake in this challenge as it can cause real physical pain and damage! The message was loud and clear from Netflix – they don’t want you to end up in the hospital for carrying out such insane tasks. It’s a rather complicated situation that the streaming giant has found themselves in. The people at Netflix perhaps never imagined in their wildest dreams that a film of the same name would give rise to some expeditious memes that would go on and spread like wildfire.
What’s The Fuss All About?
Social media today is abuzz with the Bird Box Challenge after the film Bird Box got released on Netflix. Directed by Susanne Nier, the movie stars Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, and Sarah Paulson, among others. Bird Box’deals with the struggles of a mother and her two kids in a post-apocalyptic setting where they try to save themselves after a menacing unknown force drives a major part of the population of the world to commit suicide. The family has to endure a life-risking journey in order to escape from the ‘monster’ forces. Binge-watchers around the world took an instant liking to the thriller, and their obsession with the film is on the rise with every passing day. Loads of memes have started doing the rounds, and fans are taking it to the next level by blindfolding themselves at home or on the streets, trying to do everyday things while temporarily blind-folded.
Bird Box Pours Into Real Life
Apparently, fans of the movie are now totally obsessed with the post-apocalyptic film. In the US, Canada, and the global scene, you only considered a true fan of the movie if you are up to the Bird Box Challenge. People are blindfolding themselves as if they were in the film and are hell-bent on executing tasks, walking around in their homes or down the street, or even driving a car! Unbelievable! On top of that, they are even documenting all of these, and Twitter is witness to such histrionics day in and day out. Insanity has reached a new level now, and Netflix is worried what more is left to be seen. The notorious challenge has led to the creation of new memes, too.
People Are Doing Crazy Stuff
More and more videos are going viral today, and it goes without saying that fans of the movie are getting glued to the challenge even more — so much so that Netflix has been compelled to persuade viewers not to fall prey to this Bird Box Challenge as this could very well lead to hospitalization. For instance, one among a group strolling around in the streets of New York City blindfolded started running and found himself falling down many steps of a subway nearby. Aarrrgghh! In another instance, a dad blindfolded his two kids ala Bird Box, and one of them ended up running into a wall. Now that’s deadly! Surprisingly, some people have even spent a whole day staying blindfolded just to get a feeling of how it would actually feel like in the movie.
What Netflix Can Do At This Moment?
Netflix has a big problem to address right now. But they are indeed feeling helpless as they have no other option left in their hands aside from begging the fans to stop responding to this absurd challenge. The gripping thriller seems to have taken a toll on normal life, and this is what Netflix never imagined would happen. People are now doing whatever possible to execute all kinds of dumb and dangerous stuff after getting blindfolded, without realizing that the aftermath can be dreadful and the consequences can be fatal. All Netflix can do is issue a warning in the best interests of its viewers and subscribers. Rest, their hands are tied.
It’s only the first week of 2019, and we have already started at mayhem. It’s advisable for you not to fall victim to this trending challenge. It’s best not to blindfold yourself and risk your life, and you should take the onus on yourself to save your loved ones from it. You don’t need to do the Bird Box Challenge to prove you’re a fan!