Ladies and gentleman, boys, girls, transsexuals and non-binaries of all ages, introducing the very latest millennial and Generation Z fad designed to help impressionable youngsters and those that should know better, remain socially relevant amongst their peers, all while getting them all important likes and retweets.
Here comes the deodorant challenge! Not satisfied with just sticking latex condoms up their noses, swallowing Tide Pods and burning their skin on smokin’ hot oven stoves, our moronic teenagers and twenty-somethings are now seeking new ways to inflect even more unnecessary external damage to themselves (and to us for having to witness such thick-headed behaviour) while basking in the adoration of those stupid enough to encourage such mindless stupidity.
The aptly named ‘Deodorant Challenge’ involves spraying deodorant onto a willing participants bare skin – such as their arm – for as long as possible.
Those that can remain calm and composed the longest while having an aluminum and chlorohydrate substance on their skin, are rewarded and bask in their 15 minutes of social media fame.
If this wasn’t a prime example of Darwinism and natural selection, well… we don’t know what is.
However, more concerned about her child than social philosophy, a mom has shared graphic images of her daughter’s arm on social media after it became severely burnt from the ‘Deodorant Challenge’ in a warning to other parents whose kids may fall victim to this mindless craze.
Jamie Prescott, whose 15-year-old daughter Ellie is in 10th grade at school, said the challenge damaged her arm so badly that her daughter may even need a surgical operation or skin graft to permanently cover the damage caused by this dangerous fad.
Mr Prescott said “I seldom rarely do this, but on this occasion, I would like this post to spread wide and far.”
“For any parents who have children, please, please sit them down and show them these pictures.”
“These are the damaging results of something known as ‘The Deodorant Challenge’ which is currently doing the rounds in Yate and literally involves spraying deodorant on to someone else for as long as possible.”
“It’s that simple and results in severe secondary burns.”
“The pictures below are that of my Year 10 daughter’s arm THREE WEEKS ON which may still as yet require a skin graft.”
The post has since been shared almost 3,000 times online, yet the challenge continues to grow more momentum as users across social media share their photos of their skin resembling frostbite, after taking part in the challenge.
Thankfully, most people don’t seem to share the same kind of glorification for burning skin for social media likes, with users going to their accounts to share their views on the fad.
“Teens are out of their minds these days. What is the point of this deodorant challenge except achieving a second-degree burn?’’ questioned one user.
While another was slightly more direct. “Ouch! What is with our youth? Tide Pods, deodorant challenge? Someone please smack every parent you know that raised an idiot! I’m on my way next door lol!”
In a society where our youngsters and our youth are deliberately burning one another with cans of deodorant, and with London now experiencing a higher murder rate than New York, a city double its size, maybe it’s wise that we don’t lower the voting age just yet.
Story by Michael Lee
Featured Photo Credit: InspiraSee