A new viral craze is taking over the internet and it’s cheesy. Literally.
The #cheesed challenge involves throwing a slice of American cheese at a baby’s face. It began with Twitter user @unclehxlmes where he “cheesed” a baby in a now-deleted tweet. The prank has moved onto include various family members, even pets.
- Sandy Santana, Children’s Rights executive director, “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?”
- Chrissy Teigen, “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.”
We do not condone any acts of violence against babies and cheese.
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