"Tide Pod eating is so yesterday,"— today's youth, I assume. Just months after eating laundry detergent went viral, there's a new challenge plaguing today's youth: The deodorant challenge.
Teens are allowing their peers to spray deodorant on them for as long as they can stand, and they're getting seriously burned as a result. England native Jamie Prescott, 42, told Fox News that her 15-year-old daughter, Ellie, may now need a skin graft after participating in the craze. In hopes that she could save someone else's child from harm, she took to Facebook to warn parents, and it's now been shared more than 4,500 times.
"For any parents who have children, please, please sit them down and show them these pictures," she wrote in the post. "These are the damaging results of something known as 'The Deodorant Challenge' which is currently doing the rounds. It literally involves spraying deodorant on to someone else for as long as possible. It's that simple, and results in severe secondary burns," the mother-of-three said. "The pictures below are that of my daughter's arm THREE WEEKS ON which may still as yet require a skin graft. Ellie's injuries are horrendous and if we can stop others doing it that will be great. As you can see from the yellow padding, it is still weeping excessively. Ellie met friends at the local park and they asked her to do the challenge, which she hadn't heard of."
Ellie added of her injury, "It's a hole in my arm and there's all this yellow stuff coming out. My friend did it a year ago and has a scar, but said it wasn't as painful as mine. When I show people my injury they lift up their sleeves and show that they've all had it done too."
Jamie concluded, "Even if we can prevent just one more child from going through this, it will be worth it. I absolutely hate being in the limelight and writing public posts and having attention, but in this particular instance, this challenge really needs to be made as public as possible. It's just horrendous and needs stopping."
In other words, hide yo kids, hide yo wife, hide everyone y'all. Because this world is freaking horrifying.