What Is The "Bird Box Challenge" And Why Netflix Issued A Warning Telling Canadians Not To Try It
The dangerous challenge is taking over social media after the movie Bird Box came out on Netflix Canada.
People have been absolutely obsessed with one of the latest thriller films to hit Netflix, Bird Box. People are even taking their love for the movie so far that Netflix has had to warn viewers not to reenact the movie in real life. The "Bird Box Challenge" is now a real thing, and Netflix has even issued a warning telling people not to try it at home.
Bird Box is a post-apocalyptic movie where a family has to go on a dangerous journey completely blindfolded to avoid getting killed by a dangerous monster that captures people through eyesight. Tons of memes have been made about the movie, and now people are taking it to the next level and actually blindfolding themselves in real life to act out the plot at home.
The Bird Box Challenge 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. The videos are completely insane, and Netflix is now warning viewers that doing this risky challenge could lead to hospitalization.
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) January 2, 2019
Netflix is now begging people not to do the 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."
The Bird Box Challenge has led to some insane viral videos. People are even doing 24-hour challenges and documenting it all. Check out how some people have attempted the Bird Box Challenge. Spoiler: It looks really painful.
In the above video, a group is walking together around the streets of New York City blindfolded. One man starts running and ends up falling down many stairs of a subway entrance, and it looks horrifyingly painful.
One dad even blindfolded his two kids to imitate Sandra Bullock's character in the movie, as she protects her two children. In this Bird Box Challenge, the man's baby ends up walking right into a wall and it looks awful.
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Some people have even gone a full 24 hours blindfolded in an attempt to live a full day in the life of Bird Box. Check out their experience, which was documented and put onto YouTube.
Let's face it: 2019 just started, and it's a hot mess already. For the safety of yourself and others, it's probably best not to blindfold yourself and live out Bird Box in real life.