It may say something about the world we live in that Netflix felt compelled to issue a warning urging people not to walk around blindfolded like Sandra Bullock’s character in its hit movie, Bird Box.
Lots of people have been taking up the ‘Bird Box challenge’, in which they try to do everyday things while blindfolded, emulating characters in the film who have to cover up their eyes to save themselves from supernatural forces.
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
Along with a general sense of disbelief that people really were doing this, it also prompted lots of very funny replies, of which these are the best.
“Blindfold yourself and cross the road.”
“No, dude, that’s dangerous.”
“Bird Box challenge!”
“Hell yea I’m in!!” pic.twitter.com/M3454yTCzK
— 9GAG (@9GAG) January 3, 2019
It’s not a challenge.
It’s natural selection in action.
Let nature do its work.
— Nathan Needs More Coffee (@Its_N8_Again) January 3, 2019
2019 is already going so well https://t.co/AhzRXX7am2
— Nancy Chen (@NancyChenNews) January 2, 2019
You know people doing this can’t see this tweet……because they are blindfolded
— Hunter Boggs (@thehunterboggs) January 3, 2019
You just want to trick us to look
— Dr Grandayy (@grandayy) January 3, 2019
It’s flabbergasting that people willingly hurt themselves for fake internet points. I long for the days of yore—a simpler time—where we could all sit down and share a nutritious Tide Pod in peace. https://t.co/SgEHfDXL1z
— Quinn Nelson (@SnazzyQ) January 2, 2019
— ??Glen Scott?? (@glenrules) January 3, 2019
Maybe @netflix should make a movie about reading and see if people do that challenge also.
— Ricardo (@AMERICARDO) January 3, 2019
— JerseyCraig #BlueYear (@CJPatruno) January 3, 2019
Reason 2,150,587 in favor of the simulation hypothesis
— Jim O’Shaughnessy (@jposhaughnessy) January 3, 2019
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