You won’t become a social media star by posting a dangerous prank video on YouTube. They won’t allow it anymore. With the large number people uploading Birdbox Challenge videos where people tried to do risky things while blindfolded, YouTube took notice. The service has updated guidelines to prohibit the posting of unsafe challenge or prank videos, like Birdbox and the Tide Pod challenges.
YouTube said, “we need to make sure what’s funny doesn’t cross the line into also being harmful or dangerous. We’ve made it clear that our policies prohibiting harmful and dangerous content also extend to pranks with a perceived danger of serious physical injury.”
This all after a 17-year-old girl from Layton made national headlines by wrecking their car doing the incredibly stupid challenge.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 11, 2019
People are getting into car accidents because of 'Bird Box'. Smh.
According to the Layton Police Department, a 17-year-old girl was driving with her eyes covered while participating in the ridiculous 'Bird Box' challenge … she crashed: https://t.co/DSZCo1OvrX pic.twitter.com/oFyd4DmDZa
— Complex (@Complex) January 11, 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/4DvYzrmDA2
— Layton Police (@laytonpolice) January 11, 2019
But this is America, so things can only get more and more stupid:
— LADbible (@ladbible) January 11, 2019
Also, everyone I talked to hated the movie.