Skip to comments.12-year-old Detroit girl severely burned attempting 'fire challenge'
Posted on 08/21/2018 6:03:31 AM PDT by Morgana
DETROIT (WJBK) - A 12-year-old girl from Detroit is in the hospital recovering from severe burns after taking part in a disturbing trend called the Fire Challenge.
"I can't help my baby. I can't help her," said Brandi Owens.
Brandi is trying to be strong, but can't bear seeing her daughter bandaged from head-to-toe and in intensive care with burns over 49 percent of her body. Timiyah Landers and her two girlfriends were hanging out at her Detroit home on Friday after mother Brandi made them pancakes and went to take a nap. Minutes later, Brandi said she heard a small explosion.
"She came running up my hallway on fire from her knees to her hair," she said.
Timiyah was on fire. Brandi's fiance quickly put her in the bathtub and sprayed her down with water. Brandi rushed Timiyah to the hospital as the other girls admitted, they were taking the fire challenge -- something one of the girls had seen on YouTube where you douse yourself with rubbing alcohol and set yourself on fire.
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since youtube readily deletes videos and can scan for such titles, they are not a common carrier and do hold responsibility for the presence of such “challenges” trending on their site.
Sounds like a low IQ problem to me
Why? ... Because you can’t fix stupid. That’s why.
Of all the things they ban on YouTube why didn’t the ban that?
Children will copy and this one did.
No, you can't fix evil.
How lordly of you to pompously sermonize about what is being done to kids today.
12 year-olds are going to do 12 year-old things - the difference these days is that social media gives them access to many more dumb ideas than me and my friends could come up with on our own back in the day.
If this was a 20-something I may agree with you. However, this was a 12-year old.
While YouTube bans opposition to liberalism, it if full of “fire challenge” videos showing kids setting themselves on fire. Apparently exposing the flaws in socialist thinking is worse than that.
I hope this girl takes a billion or so from those Silicon Valley bastards.
Stupid is supposed to hurt.
YouTube does not have time to ban self-harm videos, its busy shutting down conservative voices like Diamond and Silk.
Naw this was a new low of stupidity. Knew the schools were dumbing down the kids but to not understand fire safety? Yea these kids are morons and it’s not all their fault.
We knew as little kids not to play with matches.
Then by age 12 we all knew “Stop drop and roll” thanks to Dick van Dyke on TV! Maybe they should run these again, sounds like we learned a lot on TV back then.
If you tube told you to tape a bottle rocket to your balls and light it, would you?
Well, a groom to be did and his wedding did not go as planned.
You prove my point. Thank you.
Even MTV had the sense to put warning disclaimers on the front of Jackass stunts (and even then there were copycats).
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