Following the release of Bird Box, controversial YouTube star Jake Paul has ignored Netflix’s warning of the #BirdBoxChallenge. Paul willingly blindfolded himself and stepped out into traffic with his friend George Janko by his side.
Additionally, Paul got behind the wheel while blindfolded and ran into various trash cans.
The pair not only caused a mess of honking horns but additionally held up traffic.
Luckily, their cameraman seems to have a little more common sense. In the video, the cameraman can be heard yelling at Paul and Janko repeatedly.
“Bro! Jake, get out of the road,” the cameraman yells. “That’s not funny alright? That’s not funny!”
Shortly after, Paul recaps all of the havoc he caused along the way.
“Update: Hopefully I don’t run into anything — This sucks,” Paul says. “We’re in the middle of the street, almost got hit by a car, got kicked out of a library, broke a couple trash cans.”
The challenge is then cut short after Paul is pranked into walking directly into a pond.
The original video has been deleted. Before that, YouTube age-restricted and demonetized Paul’s attempt. You can see a few saved GIFs from the video here.
The #BirdBoxChallenge’s objective is to get fans to wear blindfolds for 24 hours and then attempt to go about their normal day. Obviously, this poses as a threat to others.
With that being said, please, for the love of God, do not try the #BirdBoxChallenge.
Earlier this week, Netflix issued a warning about the #BirdBoxChallenge.
“Can’t believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE” Netflix says in a tweet. “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.”
Bird Box takes place in a post-apocalyptic environment, with the synopsis reading:
“When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded. Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich in BIRD BOX, a compelling new thriller from Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier.”
Watch a trailer for the Netflix film below.
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