Netflix requests viewers not to do the #BirdBoxchallenge
The fans of the Netflix film Bird Box were inspired to take on the #BirdBoxChallenge, taking on everyday tasks blindfolded
Post the release of Netflix's Bird Box, the streaming service has appealed to viewers to not take part in a challenge which involves people putting blindfolds on themselves. The post-apocalyptic psychological thriller, directed by Susanne Bier and now streaming on the platform, sees Sandra Bullock playing a mother who wears a blindfold to avoid seeing mysterious forces that cause people to commit suicide, as she tries to save her children by leading them through dangerous terrain.
The fans of the film were inspired to take on the #BirdBoxChallenge, taking on everyday tasks blindfolded. Some took it too far, ending up running close to traffic, and even accidentally causing their kids to run into walls.
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
After the challenge went viral, Netflix issued a warning to viewers about Bird Box, writing, "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."
A short trailer doesn't even do Bird Box justice. So, I'm going to give you five minutes from the film instead. (And don't worry, you won't have to wait much longer to watch it in full – it's out tomorrow.) pic.twitter.com/ue116Uwejn— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) December 20, 2018
Bird Box portrays a post-apocalyptic world in which all humans have to wear blindfolds to avoid a force that possesses people and makes them kill themselves if they make eye contact. The people in the film are forced to rely on their other senses to move through the world.
Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from ANI
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