Even Rob Gronkowski Knows You Shouldn't Eat Tide PODs

Henrietta Strickland
January 14, 2018

Dear reader, it appears the teens are at it again.

In an effort to spread the word that the pods are not for eating, Tide got the help of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to tell everyone, "What the heck is going on, people?"

So it's no wonder that when something like the absurdly ridiculous Tide Pods Challenge rolls around, kids thoughtlessly try to jump on it.

Even if people aren't really eating Tide Pods on goal, Tide knows that some day, this meme-turned-DIY-recipe of a laundry pod could become somewhat of a PR nightmare should a bunch of tweens decide that, hey, they really want to show how cool they are by seeing who can eat the most Tide Pods. "Not eating. Do not eat".

The Tide Pod Challenge requires participants to upload a video of themselves eating Tide Pods, which are small pods that contain laundry detergent. And New York reports what what started as "a long-running internet joke" has, years later, "reached something of a fever pitch".

Multiple videos have been uploaded to YouTube of people taking part in the challenge.

"A lot of people were just saying how stupid I was or how-why would I be willing to do that", Pagan said. For this, Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairman of the CPSC says the organization is working with manufacturers to make laundry pods less colorful and less toxic. "Teens trying to be amusing are now putting themselves in danger by ingesting this risky substance", she says.

"What should Tide PODs be used for?"

Back in 2015, the Onion published a joking article from the perspective of a child wondering what it would be like to eat the highly enticing red and blue-colored detergent, looking like sweets.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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