Teens Are Eating Tide Laundry Pods For The Internet Culture

Jesus be a fence. 

Internet challenges have been heartwarming and inspiring, but one challenge has left a bad taste in parent's mouths.

An online trend called the "Tide Pod Challenge" has teens filming themselves biting into Tide Laundry Pods and posting their reactions. CBS News sites ingredients in the pods are ethanol, hydrogen peroxide and polymers, helpful for erasing dirt, but fatal if ingested. The laundry tablets were reintroduced to consumers by way of the Proctor & Gamble company in 2012. Between the launch and 2014, concerns were raised about the physicality of the pods since toddlers were accidentally digesting them. Changes were made to the pods and the packaging after ten people died from the pods; two were children and eight were elderly people battling dementia.

Despite the changes, teens are still willingly putting their bodies in harms way. "A lot of people were just saying how stupid I was or how – why would I be willing to do that," Marc Pagan, 19, said. The teen admitted he did it on a dare. "No one should be putting anything like that in their mouths, you know?"

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd3PyiGgipU/

View this post on Instagram

Teens are eating laundry pods in new social media challenge #FACTS JAN. 11, 2018. It’s a social media trend that could quickly turn deadly. Teens are putting #laundrypods into their mouths as part of the “ #TidePodChallenge ,” and if the contents are ingested, the results could land your child or teen in the hospital. The “ #TidePod Challenge” involves teens #eating laundry detergent pods raw or, in some cases, cooking them before eating them. #ConsumerReports released information showing just how deadly doing this can be for adults with dementia and children younger than five. But that doesn’t mean teens are safe. #USAToday reported that last year, poison control centers received more than 10,000 reports of children five years old or younger ingesting the pods. Dr. Alfred Aleguas Jr., the managing director for Florida’s Poison Information Center, told USA Today that swallowing “even a small amount of the highly-concentrated detergent…can cause diarrhea and vomiting.” In some cases, the detergent could even migrate to the lungs, causing breathing problems. Tide has been proactive in keeping their products safe, childproof, and keeping the public informed. In a video uploaded to their official YouTube channel, #Tide shows just how easy it can be to keep the pods away from your children. #NINFONETWORK #FOODNINFO #VEHICLENINFO #ENTERTAINMENTNINFO #FOODANDWINE #FOODNETWORK #BUZZFEED #HUFFPOSTASTE #BUZZFEEDFOOD #LOL #STUPID #MEMES #FUNNY #CNN #CNBC #LONDON #ENEWS #VANITYFAIR #USWEEKLY #OKMAGAZINE

A post shared by Food N Info (@foodninfo) on

Proctor and Gamble released a statement condemning the challenge. "They should not be played with," the statement reads. "Even if meant as a joke. Safety is no laughing matter."

From the Web

More on Vibe

Kevin Winter

Murderer Of Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter Sentenced To 20 Years

Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter, E'Dena Hines is finally getting justice. Lamar Davenport, the man who killed Hines in 2015, has reportedly been sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Manhattan D.A. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. confirms.

Davenport's sentencing was mandated on Thursday (Jan. 17). He was convicted of manslaughter in May 2018. As previously reported, Davenport – who was dating Hines at the time – reportedly killed her in Aug. 2015 outside of their New York City apartment. Witnesses claimed that he repeatedly stabbed her as yelled out comments about religion.  E'Dena was 33.

Davenport was acquitted of second-degree murder after his lawyer argued that he was high on PCP at the time of the murder. A judge ultimately found him guilty of first-degree manslaughter however.

After he's released from prison, Davenport will reportedly be placed under post-release supervision for five years.

Continue Reading
Getty Images

Tyga Claps Back At Soulja Boy, Compares 2018 Streaming Stats

Tyga is clapping back at Soulja Boy after he claimed that he had a bigger comeback than the Young Money artist in 2018. Tyga dropped some receipts on Twitter on Thursday (Jan. 17), proving that his bounce-back was far more superior than Soulja's.

"Who had the biggest comeback?!" Tyga tweeted, referencing Soulja Boy's previous comments. The caption was attached to a side-by-side comparison of Tyga and Soulja's streaming numbers from 2018. The receipts showed that Tyga earned 884 million streams from 58 million fans, while Soulja had only 98 million streams from 16 million streams.

Who had the biggest comeback?! 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/bWS2mMZ5B4

— T-Raww (@Tyga) January 17, 2019

Despite the clear evidence, Soulja Boy insisted that he was still the "comeback king" of last year due to his other business ventures. "I HAD THE BIGGEST COMEBACK OF 2018," he wrote. "I RELEASED MY OWN VIDEO GAME CONSOLE IM THE FIRST RAPPER IN HISTORY TO DO SO!"

As previously reported, Soulja first made the declaration during his interview on The Breakfast Club on Jan. 16. Meek Mill, Tory Lanez, and Lil Yachty previously defended Tyga against Soulja's remarks. Additionally, Soulja took shots at Drake, Kanye West, and the Migos for influencing their musical style.

Check out Tyga's tweets here.

I HAD THE BIGGEST COMEBACK OF 2018!

— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) 💲🔌🔫 (@souljaboy) January 17, 2019

I RELEASED MY OWN VIDEO GAME CONSOLE IM THE FIRST RAPPER IN HISTORY TO DO SO!

— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) 💲🔌🔫 (@souljaboy) January 17, 2019

Continue Reading
Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

DAWN Relishes In Self-love On New Song "Sauce"

DAWN is back with a sexy single off her forthcoming project, New Breed. "Sauce" is a sonic ode to pleasing all her hedonistic sexual desires after a long work week. Lyrically, the song is filled with suggestive lines and clever double-entendres that are far from coy when describing what she wants in the sack.

Just as much as “Sauce” is about sex, it’s also about basking in self-pleasure that comes after genuine self-love. In a statement published by Stereogum, the former Danity Kane member described the message behind the song:

“‘Sauce" is about women taking pride in their prowess, and about being raised to celebrate my skin,” DAWN said. “I lost focus of that when so many men degraded and disrespected my brown skin. ‘Sauce’ is about being bathed in your own beauty, being sexy for you. The new breed of women are unapologetic about sex and the way they choosing to express themselves.”

DAWN recently joined Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex of Danity Kane for the DK3 reunion tour across the U.S. In an interview with Billboard, the Louisiana native revealed she wants to give fans more of her authentic self on New Breed.

“This album is my relationship with New Orleans, me as a woman, and how being from New Orleans has created a person in me that acts and sees things a certain way. "'Jealousy'" is a prime example of that,” she said. “I just want to give you the girl from the 9th Ward that you guys only met once on [MTV's] Making The Band.”

Listen to "Sauce" below. New Breed drops on Jan, 25.

Continue Reading

Top Stories