A gooey, flimsy capsule of blue and orange laundry detergent. Something about the liquid revved hundreds of teen’s desire high enough to try its chemical flavor. Did they do it for fun? Maybe. But, it’s probably safe to say that teens aren’t eating tide pods because they look appetizing. They’re doing it “for the culture."
generation is infatuated with internet fame. It’s not an assumption to say that
the generations growing up in this century today has been exposed to a
completely different environment than other generations. While not everyone may
be on their phone 24/7 or classify themselves as the “typical millennial," everything in our lives from our education to our work life is rooted
as we are exposed to the new sides of the internet and social media every day,
it has become more and more normal to upload every single detail or our lives
onto the internet. While at first sharing your pictures was a way to keep in
touch with family in friends, it has now become a way to highlight the best
moments and greatest accomplishments in your life. You don’t upload photos of
yourself taking a poop on Instagram (maybe to
So basically, as if it was unknown, we’re eating tide pods to build our social media presence and, even for some, build our careers. There are multiple YouTubers that have made millions of dollars in the mere few years they’ve been on YouTube with an education as standard as high as a high school diploma. Our current president got his higher position based on his celebrity status and “bold” views on issues, not with any political background experience or common sense. Kids as young as ten can fully comprehend the value that internet fame has over things such as education and morality which instills this toxic belief in them.
wonders how people like Logan Paul can become famous on YouTube, but it’s
pretty self-explanatory. Viewers like controversy. They like drama, stories,
and clickbait to such an extreme that you’ll still find yourself clicking on a
controversial figures' video even if you just said that you hated them ten
minutes ago. We
popular culture and society have been encouraging these actions as soon as they
became popular. How long was that horrific video trending of YouTuber Logan Paul vlogging a dead body on YouTube? It was on YouTube for hours,
and YouTube wasn’t even the one to take it down. Paul took it down 24
“Internet fame” is a weird thing. While you may not actively contribute to it, you do engage in it because there’s always something new going on. We’ve had gallon smashing, “do it for the vine” and now tide pods. Not to say that internet fame should be a bad thing because some of the best videos and vines have come from it, but should we doing things that exploit others or put our lives in danger for a couple thousand views?
On a final note, please don’t try and bite into tide pods. There’s a clear reason why it says do not consume on the front of the tide packaging. What are you thinking? I truly think everyone’s sanity has started spiraling downhill since Vine deleted their app.