“You know that you’re not allowed to do that stupid Kylie Jenner challenge, right?”
Hopefully your child will look at you crazy like mine did and tell you that she knows not to do things like that.
What is the Kylie Jenner challenge?
A trending phenomenon on social media where kids attempt to artificially make their lips look more plump and similar to the reality star, Kylie Jenner. They try to accomplish this look by putting their lips in a jar or shot glass and creating enough of a suction to make their lips swell. Sometimes it works, but more often it leaves their lips swollen, bleeding, and bruised. Sometimes kids are permanently disfigured. Even when it works, it’s “working” due to an injury to the lips.
The origins of the challenge:
I’m not posting any of the ridiculous challenge photos here. You can find them by doing a google search or searching the hashtag #kylie jenner challenge on twitter. If you have the stomach for it, you can search for the kylie jenner challenge gone wrong, but be warned, some of the images are bloody and disgusting.
Talk to your kiddos. Let them know that they need to ask before participating in any internet “challenge.”
Here’s a list of other dangerous internet challenges that have emerged in the past: http://www.listchallenges.com/youtube-challenges
Photo by Alex Proimos under Creative Commons license.