“What the heck is going on people?…Use Tide pods for washing, not eating. Do not eat.” — Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots.
How is this even a thing? I mean, sure, we did stupid things as teenagers too…rolling up tea leaves in paper, securing with scotch tape, and smoking them in place of cigarettes comes to mind… but this?! It’s an embarrassment to modern society that this warning was ever called for but, New England Patriots’ tight end, Rob Gronkowski aka “GRONK” (spokesperson for Tide Laundry detergent) has been tapped for a campaign, by Tide’s parent company Proctor & Gamble, targeting teens to warn against participating in the -equal parts- ridiculous and dangerous “Tide Pod Challenge”
What should Tide PODs be used for? DOING LAUNDRY. Nothing else.
— Tide (@tide) January 12, 2018
Since this sickening “challenge” went viral people have been wondering in disbelief, “why not the Do Something Kind challenge…or the Make Positive Change in the World challenge?” Such a shame when shock value becomes valued more than health, safety and common sense.
It’s estimated that about 40 US teens have, so far, been treated at poison control centers in the States after taking the mind-boggling “challenge” and poisoning themselves ingesting the highly concentrated detergent. Make it stop.