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Critics -- not the movie kind -- say the "Bird Box" challenge is stupid.
The challenge is based on the movie, a horror flick that shows people stumbling through life blind-folded because they fear seeing a presence that makes people kill themselves. Like seeing the Medusa, if they look they die.
In real life, however, people are blind-folding themselves Bird Box style and doing some really dumb things.
The Netflix Hit
Netflix had a hit on its hands when the movie came out. But the company warned people not to do this at home.
Apparently, some people can't read (which happens when you wear a blindfold). One fool tried the Bird Box challenge while driving.
To be fair, the movie includes driving-while-blindfolded scenes. But really, who does that NOT on a movie set?
That would be a 17-year-old girl in Utah. She pulled a beanie over her eyes, lost control of her car, skidded across the road and hit another car and a light pole.
Is there a cause of action for "are-you-kidding-me" gross negligence?
What's Next, Flicks?
Fortunately, nobody was hurt. But sooner or later, somebody will pay the price for seeking celebrity by recording their stupidity on a cell phone.
It could get worse. Some lawyer could file a personal injury lawsuit and blame the movie.