Bird Box Challenge compels Netflix to issue danger warning

Bird Box Challenge compels Netflix to issue danger warning

Darren Sullivan
January 3, 2019

"Can't believe I have to say this" - we can't either - "but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE", Netflix tweeted on Wednesday.

To be fair, the "Bird Box Challenge" does seem to be kind of a thing.

Netflix has sent a warning to viewers thinking of participating in a Bird Box-inspired challenge. Weeks after Netflix released the film, some people have been taking it upon themselves to try various activities with a blindfold on, not unlike the characters in the movie.

In the movie, Sandra Bullock has to take her children down a river blindfolded because when seen, the monsters in the film cause people to go psychotic and kill themselves. While it's received polarizing reception, it did spark hilarious memes as well as a viral Bird Box challenge which caught momentum over social media.

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While some attempts have been risky - including one where a boy appears to fall down the stairs of a subway entrance - many have also been harmless imitation of scenes from the film. "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", the streaming service tweeted. "Now, using the hashtag "#birdboxchallenge", plenty of Twitter users are supplying their own videos of what it's like to take your family around the world when you're used to having vision - and must choose to do without.

Apparently, Kim Kardashian West was blind to all the hoopla over "Bird Box".

According to Netflix, Bird Box has had more than 45 million views.