When it comes to TikTok challenges there are tons of them and some are safer than others. The latest one getting all the buzz is the milk crate challenge one and people are talking about it for all of the wrong reasons. So what is the milk crate challenge and why is it trending?
The challenge involves stacking plastic milk crates in a pyramid-shaped staircase and then attempting to walk from one side to the other without the whole structure collapsing. Most people who attempted the stunt weren’t able to keep their balance and they ended up falling and most of the time it’s on top of the toppled crates. It’s become so popular on TikTok that #MilkCrateChallenge had nearly 10 million views before the platform decided to take it down after backlash because people were getting injured.
While a milk crate can hold around 40 pounds, they’re not meant to be walked on and they’re often placed on uneasy ground like grass or cement, which is asking for trouble. Not only can the crates break, but so can your bones. Broken bones, shoulder dislocations, ACL and meniscus tears, and spinal cord injuries are all possible.
You have to ask yourself—is all of this really worth it for a TikTok challenge?