YouTube removes 'Tide Pod Challenge' videos that make you question humanity's 'intelligence'

Tide pod challenge

The laundry brand's pods became a media fixture after a viral trend dubbed the "Tide Pod Challenge" resulted in hundreds of participants sharing videos - that have since been removed from YouTube and Facebook - of them eating Tides' detergent packets.

Many kids have vomited and choked after executing the "Tide Pods Challenge".

In the first 15 days of this year, the organization received the same number of calls about "intentional exposures" to laundry packets among teenagers as it did in the whole of 2016. A spokesperson told CNNMoney that "we don't allow the promotion of self-injury and will remove it when we're made aware of it".

"YouTube's Community Guidelines prohibit content that's meant to encourage unsafe activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm", said a Google spokesperson.

The company considers removing videos when users flag them, and users whose videos are removed are at risk of their entire channel being deleted if they have receive too many flags. The NRPC said the new disturbing Tide Pod Challenge has gained steam across the U.S. This has prompted YouTube, the Google-owned video streaming service to remove the videos from their site. "They should only be used to clean clothes and kept up, closed and away from children".




Besides, if you eat one and post it to YouTube, your video will be taken down and you'll basically just poison yourself for nothing.

Ingestion of highly concentrated, toxic detergent products can cause serious injury, CASD said, citing the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The challenge was to gulp down laundry detergent packets in front of the camera for the social media world to witness.

Why is the tide pod challenge unsafe?

"I want to go on the record as saying they are 100-percent toxin-free", the co-owner said. Some teens shake, stir, or even cook them. But in a new social media craze, people are eating them. The Onion even wrote a (satirical, duh) article from a toddler's perspective in 2015 titled, "So Help Me God, I'm Going To Eat One Of Those Multicolored Detergent Pods".

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