Netflix warns against Bird Box challenge as dangerous trend goes viral

I mean, the YouTube crowd once lit themselves on fire as a challenge so I guess I’m not surprised that this is a thing:

Netflix has warned fans against participating in a potentially dangerous online challenge that’s inspired by its recent original horror film Bird Box.

The challenge takes the core concept of Bird Box — wearing a blindfold at all times while wandering around outside — and applies it to a certain period of time. Some people, like YouTube creator Morgan Adams, have tried to go about their daily lives for 24 hours while blindfolded, while others have attempted the challenge for a shorter period.

I watched Bird Box over the holiday. It’s a fine post-apocalyptic movie. It’s worth the 2 hours invested in watching it which is more than what I could say for any superhero movie (sorry, I really hate all of them).