Tory Lanez wants parents to be aware of the MoMo Challenge. The celebrity father recently took to social media to give an impromptu PSA regarding the alleged new trend.
“I’m a father,” Lanez began. “I got a son,” he explained. “To anybody out there that got some kids and got kids that be on the internet and YouTube, they got this thing called the MoMo Challenge and the [stuff] gave me the chills. Not because I’m scared of it, [but] because of what it is for the kids.”
— Matt Yelland (@MattYelland1) February 27, 2019
Tory went on to tell his fans how the challenge works. “They got this doll that comes in the middle of their favorite video,” he shared. “It’s like hacked into their favorite videos and they be (sic) watching their regular video and in the middle of the video, this doll called MoMo comes out and basically influencing (sic) the kids and telling the kids to kill themselves; to kill other kids. Yo, we got to watch what is going on. Parents get educated. I don’t do these kinds of videos, but parents get educated.”
Just Incase you don’t believe this momo challenge in children videos, I found this today. Please RT and remind children not to watch any videos that have to do anything with momo. #momochallange pic.twitter.com/nxcST8WhAw
— my balls were fondled (@umutteja) February 28, 2019
Is the MoMo Challenge on YouTube real, though? According to news sources, it is not! According to The Atlantic,
“YouTube confirmed that, contrary to press reports, it hasn’t seen any evidence of videos showing or promoting the ‘MoMo challenge’ on its platform. If the videos did exist, a spokesperson for YouTube said, they would be removed instantly for violating the platform’s policies. Additionally, there have been zero corroborated reports of any child ever taking his or her own life after participating in this phony challenge.”
The MoMo Challenge may not be a thing, but parents should still be vigilant as Tory Lanez suggested in his note online. Stay tuned for more celebrity parent news!