Okay kids, we get it. Old people aren't cool. If your parents tell you to do something, you want to do the opposite, but there is a fine line between being rebellious and being straight up stupid. Stop. Eating. Tide. Pods.
Unfortunately since young people can keep chowing down on laundry detergent is the asinine Tide Pod Challenge, You Tube had to step in and shut it all down. According to YouTube's spokesperson:
“YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit content that’s intended to encourage dangerous activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm. We work to quickly remove flagged videos that violate our policies.”
As in eating detergent!
Procter & Gamble, parent company to Tide issued the following statement:
"We are deeply concerned about conversations related to intentional and improper use of liquid laundry pacs, and have been working with leading social media networks to remove harmful content that is not consistent with their policies.
Laundry pacs are made to clean clothes. They should not be played with, whatever the circumstance, even if meant as a joke. Like all household cleaning products, they must be used properly and stored safely."
The "challenge" has now gone so far, some stores are having to lock up Tide Pods. Seriously?
Twitter, along with the rest of the planet is over it. Actor Michael Rappaport has a few choice words in the following clip shared by Barstool Sports. (Warning: NSFW)
Is your son, daughter, friend or loved one caught up in the Tide Pod Challenge? @MichaelRapaport says send them to the woods.— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 19, 2018
All that & more plus NY Jets WR @JKearse_15 on the new @iamrapaport podcast here: https://t.co/zAu5xm3zbV pic.twitter.com/X3RdpU1KG7
Hey teens ,HERE’S a tide “pod” challenge: do your OWN laundry while mom is at the parent/teacher conference explaining your attitude!! !— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) January 19, 2018
In all seriousness, if you do the Tide pod challenge, you're a fucking moron.— Kama Kozzy (@realkamakozzy) January 17, 2018
For those not familiar with the Tide Pod Challenge, let me break it down for you:— Stu Jeffries (@stujeffries) January 17, 2018
Step 1: Eat Tide Pod
Step 2: Get sick
Step 3: You’re an idiot.
Are we starting to see a pattern here? No? Well, let's continue the, shall we?
Like the Tide Pod Challenge but instead of being a damn idiot and ingesting something that could make you extremely ill you go out into your neighborhood and do something nice for a stranger. Post that on the internet. Are you up to the challenge?— UteDaddy (@utedaddy) January 17, 2018
Even Ozzy thinks this is dumb.