Netflix issues warning after ‘Bird Box’ challenge goes viral

“Bird Box” challenge (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Netflix has a verifiable hit with their latest movie, “Bird Box.” In just a few days of its online premiere, more than 45 million people watched the suspense-horror show. Despite its success, Netflix has issued a warning to fans over extreme behavior in copying a vital part of the movie. These actions are the latest social media craze called the Bird Box Challenge.

Because of a demonic force that drives people insane if seen, characters in the movie must wear blindfolds while outside. In numerous scenes, a mother leads her small children through various hazards in silence, seeking safety. Fans are posting images and videos of themselves and in some cases, small children walking blindfolded, possibly endangering their lives. The Bird Box Challenge has now gone viral and Netflix is concerned.

Netflix used Twitter to post the following message:

Here are a few social media postings of everyday folks doing the Bird Box challenge and in at least one case, driving.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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