Eccentricities of the internet know no bound. As 2019 dawns, here comes another fad.
As Netflix came out with Bird Box and the word got spread, internet users got another reason to get excited about.
If you are not living under a rock, then you must be aware that Bird Box is a post-apocalyptic drama where a family has to go on a dangerous journey completely blindfolded to avoid getting killed by a dangerous monster that captures you through eyesight and making you commit suicide.
Well, the movie soon became a hit and someone somewhere came up with the idea of trying Bird Box-way as their way of life and hence, the things became out of hand very soon. The Bird Box Challenge basically consists of people living their everyday lives blindfolded as if they were in the movie.
Whether it’s completing tasks or even just walking down the street or in their house, people are now documenting their experiences blindfolded which are often leading to injuries. So much so, that Netflix has to issue a warning to viewers not to try Bird Box challenge.
The streaming service posted the announcement on Twitter and told viewers that they did not want them to “end up in the hospital due to memes”.
Can’t believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. We don’t know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes.
— Netflix US (@netflix) 2 January 2019
Warning or no warning, the enthusiasts are already flooding the internet with the videos of their own birdbox experience. Understandably, some of the videos are completely insane and there is a new meme moment.
— Oks™💫 (@danioks_UG) 3 January 2019
— Xavier granados (@Heartheclick12) 26 December 2018
— Tommy (@THOMAS_RE89) 25 December 2018
— DreadHeadMarlee (@DreadHeadMarLee) 24 December 2018
— Wambulance 360 (@joelalcaraz92) 3 January 2019
— Kodjo Swole (@king_kodjo) 25 December 2018
— Alex Hodges (@AlexHodges) 2 January 2019
I do the #BirdBoxChallenge whenever I wake up without glasses
— Ira (@ira) 3 January 2019
Guy: Did you see my text last night
— DKT (@darleneturner53) 2 January 2019
— sunny boy junkyu (@shortjimin) 2 January 2019
So, the #BirdBoxChallenge has become a thing. Some are doing everyday tasks depicted in the movie while blindfolded & ending up in the ER. Netflix issues a warning to #birdbrains @WTNH pic.twitter.com/0hh5rI8pGa
— nancy lynch (@nancylynchwtnh) 2 January 2019