Isn’t this incredibly stupid?!
A disturbing new internet trend has emerged, whereby participants set themselves on fire live on camera for online kudos. It has pretty much gone viral.
As insane as it sounds, there are tons of Fire Challenge videos on Facebook and YouTube of people dousing themselves in flammable liquid and lighting themselves up.
This fad has already been blamed for a number of injuries in the U.S.
But despite the obvious dangers, its increasing popularity has outraged Twitter users.
One user claimed: “Our generation is getting more stupid by the minute. Fire challenge? Y’all kids are stupid as hell.”
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said, “We’ve heard of some silly and reckless acts involving fire but setting fire to yourself for a dare is beyond stupid.
“We sadly see the devastating burns that fire can inflict on people and we would ask everyone to ignore this craze completely.
“If your body or a piece of clothing is on fire make sure you stop, drop and roll immediately and if you need us dial 999.”
We are completely lost for words…
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