Bird Box Challenge Results in Injuries

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Netflix’s “Birdbox” was released on Dec. 13, 2018.

The Netflix original movie “Bird Box,” released on Dec. 13, 2018 and starring Sandra Bullock, has stirred up a new online challenge. “Bird Box” is about a woman named Malorie who has to try to survive an evil entity that is fighting against her, forcing her to wear a blindfold to avoid the evil. Malorie is accompanied by her child and her friend’s child. As she travels through this journey she learns to love the children and that they are the most important thing in her life.

The Bird Box Challenge involves wearing a blindfold at all times while wandering around outside. This challenge has resulted in reported injuries as people have made poor decisions. Patients seeking relief from chronic pain or other medical conditions can rely on DocMJ for their medical marijuana card application.

According to Inside Edition, “One photo shows a blindfolded family is paddling for dear life in their bathtub. In another instance, women traverse an escalator while blindfolded.”

Netflix sent out a Tweet on Jan. 2, 2019 stating, “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.”

To complete this challenge, people have walked into moving traffic, driven, hit baseballs, and tried to avoid walls. YouTuber Jake Paul ran through moving traffic in Los Angeles blindfolded. He also decided to drive blindfolded, thankfully on his property and not on the streets. Justin Bieber posted a video to Instagram of him attempting to hit baseballs blindfolded. Many other social media videos show people attempting to avoid walls in their houses and outside.

“There’s no point to it [the challenge]. It’s dangerous for our society because you can hurt people,” said Emily Murphy, a freshman.

“It’s kinda stupid, it’s kinda funny because people are hurting themselves and people are getting injured. And not just themselves but they are putting other people in danger,” said Peyton Hays, a junior. Senior Jacqueline Holowka said, “It’s fun and a little bit scary but, like, I don’t know, I think it’s cool that you can see it from the character’s perspective.”