But there's another issue with the Bird Box Challenge that's about as sensitive as the coffee-table-height spot on people's legs as they walk around blindfolded. It kinda sorta makes fun of being blind. Now, there's nothing innately problematic about blindfolding, with it having noted positive effects in team-building exercises, swimming pool games, and Sting-like lovemaking. Meanwhile, the Bird Box Challenge doesn't seem to rise above hee-hawing at how hard it is to just live a mundane life without the use of your eyes.
And before anyone points a finger and says "But Sandy Bullock got to-", remember that was a movie. A movie which (not so subtly) explored societal issues using sensory deprivation as a metaphor. That's not the same as trying to get viral on YouTube with all of the insight and empathy of Logan Paul stomping around a Japanese forest.