2019 is the year of challenges and it’s only just beginning. Goodness knows what new internet
idiocy fad awaits us down the road. Of course, soon after the Momo Challenge scare, a new one came out the woodwork called the “Cheese Challenge” where parents… uh, throw cheese at the face of their babies and upload a video of it on social media.
No, that’s not the reason aliens never visit us, but it’s pretty close. Apparently, a lot of parents and anyone who has a baby in the house love to throw cheese on the babies just to post it online. While the challenge is quite safe since the parents only throw slices of cheese instead of blocks at babies, a Children’s Rights executive director has chimed in on the matter.
“This phenomenon is not child abuse and is generally not meant to harm the child. But parents should, first and foremost, treat their children with care. Throwing cheese at helpless babies can, in some cases, shock them and lead to unnecessary discomfort. Is that really worth a few social media likes?” says Sandy Santana, the director in question.
Celebrities, on the other hand, are quite polarized regarding the said challenge, with people like Chrissy Teigen mostly left unimpressed, “I love a prank as much as anybody, but I cannot get myself to throw cheese at my adorable, unsuspecting baby who has all the hope and trust in the world in me.”
While others celebs like Lauren Jorgenson have already uploaded their own version of the Cheese Challenge where they throw cheese on their own celebrity babies. What do you think of the Cheese Challenge? Feel free to discuss in the comments section.
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