Just in case you’re a normal person who doesn’t keep up with idiotic viral challenges, the Internet has recently been thrown into a tizzy over a new craze sweeping certain teen circles: Eating Tide Pods. Yes, the new phenomenon—appropriately named “Tide Pod Challenge”—literally consists of ingesting poison. It has gotten so out of hand, Tide recruited Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots to star in a PSA against filling your dumb mouth with dish detergent.
What should Tide PODs be used for? DOING LAUNDRY. Nothing else.
— Tide (@tide) January 12, 2018
Naturally, Twitter has risen to the occasion with an outpouring of tweets ranging from confused disbelief to unwavering support of the deadly, soapy trend. What a time to be alive.
1 Prophesying the craze back in 2015.
In heaven, everyone gets to bite a Tide Pod
— 👾 Sarah Shockey 👾 (@sarahjoyshockey) November 23, 2015
2 You just don't get it, DAD.
One day you think you’re cool and hip and then all of a sudden the kids start eating tide pods and you’re ancient and understand nothing
— Alex Gibson (@AlexVGibson) January 9, 2018
3 Common mistake.
[spits out tide pod]
"But if that was in my mouth…"
[cut to me placing a piping hot lasagna into my washing machine]
— Fred Delicious (@Fred_Delicious) January 16, 2018
4 I prefer my colorful globs sans-poison, thanks.
might i suggest fruit gushers instead of tide pods?
same gratifying juicy squish without the possibility of sudden death!
— BUNNY MEYER (@grav3yardgirl) January 16, 2018
5 Will work for laundry pods.
You know you're an adult when the first thing you think when you hear about people eating Tide Pods is how that's crazy because those are so expensive.
— Amanda B (@amandajpanda) January 15, 2018
6 Weirdly, not a sin.
2000 years ago:
god: i shall sacrifice my only son so that all may have eternal life
god, watching us eat tide pods: jesus christ
— chuuch (@ch000ch) January 17, 2018
7 Innovation is key.
stop eating tide pods and start using them for their intended purpose: little pillows for tired action figures
— Dinosaur Dracula (@DinosaurDracula) January 16, 2018
8 We know your game, Gronk. SPOILER: It's not football.
9 Weekend At Granddad's
Forget the tide pod challenge. My granddad is still doing the mannequin challenge! He hasn't moved in 14 months.
— mo (@chuuew) January 15, 2018
10 Are they... addicted to laundry?
11 Do it for the views, guys.
2012: cinnamon challenge
2014: ice bucket challenge
2018: laundry pod challenge
2023: guillotine challenge
— dan mentos (@DanMentos) January 13, 2018
12 The future is now.
1998: In 20 years we'll have flying cars
2018: we literally have to tell people not to eat Tide Pods
— Greg Baroth (@gbaroth) January 15, 2018