Netflix Warns Fans Of Real Life ‘Bird Box’ Challenge (VIDEO)
Netflix continues to hit it out of the park with its much-hyped releases, this past month introducing audiences to the Sandra Bullock-led thriller-fest titled Bird Box. The film presents a unique premise where the world is invaded by a mysterious force that takes the form of a person’s most paralyzing fears. in the film, Bullock’s character and her family notably don blindfolds in effort to escape the maddening invasion, but it looks as though fans are now taking this clumsy practice into the real world.
Called the “Bird Box Challenge” a few adventurous fans have decided to utilize their own blindfolds in a similar way to the movie. However, instead of cautiously navigating a race of horrific shape-shifters, players of this sensory deprivation game have been tempting fate in much more apparent ways. Netflix, while voicing appreciation of the fandom, has recently warned Bird Box fans about the obvious dangerous of the challenge, asking participants to be careful not to hurt themselves.
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
The dangers of blinding yourself are pretty self-explanatory, but that hasn’t stopped fans of the Netflix movie from nonetheless attempting to recreate its scenes. As there aren’t any actual creatures causing the masses to kill themselves, it’s probably not the best idea to walk around in public without vision. The video below makes it pretty clear why this may be the case.
— Tommy (@THOMAS_RE89) December 25, 2018
Bird Box is now streaming on Netflix.
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