The ‘Bird Box’ Challenge: Fun But Dangerous

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The ‘Bird Box’ Challenge: Fun But Dangerous

Vicki Zhang, Staff

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This is how the article would look if I wrote it while doing the “Bird Box” challenge.   

On December 21, 2018, the movie Bird Box came out and inspired fans to start the #BirdboxChallenge, where people are willingly blindfolded while performing a variety of activities, including dangerous stunts like driving.  

The feeling of not being able to know what’s around you while surrounded by the chilly darkness can be disturbing. The bigger question is, “Why would anyone even do this at all?” 

According to USA Today, many Bird Box challengers are going overboard and doing life-endangering activities. A teenager was driving with her eyes covered with a blindfold. Little did she know that was perilous, and she got into an accident.  

Some CHS students believe it can be fun when it is done with your friends. 

“It is a great creative outlet. People can connect with their friends, and it is most definitely fun,” senior Hamzah Syed described.  

Meanwhile, others on the other hand believe the challenge is becoming a problem. 

“The Bird Box challenge is very ignorant. People are doing the challenge in their vehicles while driving. Many horrifying situations are occurring after this challenge was published,” sophomore Basir Noori explained.  

Senior Vicah Blair also agrees that the challenge is starting to become out of control.  

“The ‘Bird Box’ challenge is getting out of hand. For example, a lot of people have been getting into car accidents and people have been going to the hospital. I just think that people need to start realizing this and be more careful about it,” Blair asserted.  

While the challenge might be fun, it can get dangerous if people choose the wrong decisions.  

“There are obvious safety hazard risks. If there is a small ledge someone is walking on with a blindfold on, they could die. If someone pulls up a real gun, they could kill someone,” Syed stated. 

It’s not like people must stop this challenge completely, but they should understand their limits and boundaries.  

“I think it’s funny and entertaining, but it is kind of dangerous if your being serious or on the road,” senior Ngun Par asserted. 

Even Netflix is trying to calm down the “Bird Box” challengers. On Cnet, Netflix addressed the issue of people going to extremes just for a meme and videos. 

“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 declared.