The 'Zoom Challenge' — and Why It's Putting Kids and Pets in Danger

July 18, 2018
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The newest viral video trend to stir up controversy has been dubbed the “Zoom Challenge.”

Set to rapper Lil Yachty’s song “Mickey,” many of the videos show small children — and even pets — alone in the frame while the lyrics, “Trappin’ out the back streets, runnin’ through the packs like a track meet – ZOOM!” can be heard.

At the word “zoom,” the children are then yanked off screen by their legs — and in some instances the movement happens so quickly, the little ones’ heads are striking the ground.

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⚠️Zoom Challenge gone wrong⚠️ - - Repost this - - Thank you Evan---- --7/18/18-- Credit to : @c.h.a.n.t.e.l.l.e_e @lil.laisha #zoomchallenge #gonewrong #spam #zoomchallengegonewrong #repost #tomorrow5 #july #getthisviral #evan #oof #like #bestoneyet #lmfao #lol #funny #hurt #lmao #evan #replay #myfault #ripevan #hilarious

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Bruh------ No dogs were harmed in the making of this video-- #zoomchallenge

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Probably not the smartest challenge. Maybe just challenge your kids to not do this one.