You’d be forgiven for thinking that every person under the age of 25 now lives off a diet of Tide Pods.
If you’ve gone online recently, you’ve heard of the Tide Pods meme, the challenge, and the widespread outrage the little detergent capsules have caused. Though the craze may have roots in a 2015 Onion piece, a lot of people over the past few months agree that the poisonous and colorful little packets look pretty appetizing.
Some people have actually bitten into them.
And now we have lots of local news outlets and every major news network covering Tide Pods as the Next Big Threat™ to teens.
But let’s all take a deep breath. The extremely small number of people who have actually taken the #TidePodChallenge does not in any way justify the real hysteria that has swirled around America.