Netflix has quickly become one of the top ways for people to enjoy quick, easy, commercial-free entertainment. The more the company grows, the more appealing their native content becomes. One of their biggest films to date is the ever-popular film, Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock.
In this film, “a mysterious force decimates the population. Only one thing is certain -- if you see it, you die.” To keep from dying, the cast is seen wearing blindfolds and navigating through various obstacles in efforts to seek solace and shelter from this mysterious force.
For some unexplained reason or another, teens who have watched this film have taken it upon themselves to create a “Bird Box Challenge.” If you can recall, several years ago, this same demographic created a “Tide Pod Challenge”. I don’t believe we need to go into detail on how that ridiculous game played out.
Sadly, the Bird Box Challenge isn’t fairing any greater results. On January 7, Layton County Police released information involved an automobile crash where a 17-year-old girl was at fault.
For some reason or another, the 17-year-old made the unfathomable decision to take the Bird Box Challenge to a new level and try it out behind the wheel of a car. Needless to say, we all know how that turned out.
The police department tweeted an image of the mangled vehicles, captioning it: “Bird Box Challenge while driving...predictable result. This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway. Luckily, no injuries.”
From the looks of things, it’s an absolute miracle that both parties involved walked away unscathed. Shortly after this announcement, the Netflix corporation caught wind of the story and took to Twitter as well.
“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.”
Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman concluded his thoughts by adding: “With driving, the stakes are so high anyway that it’s just inexcusable to do something as dangerous as this, not only to yourself but to everyone else on the road. It’s just such serious business driving a car.”
If you or someone you know has mentioned anything whatsoever about this Bird Box Challenge, we urge you to plead with them to refrain from participating in such a ridiculous activity. This is a serious matter where lives are at stake!