It warms my heart to see celebrities stand up against any form of injustice because it truly shows that they care about people. This, however, is not one of those instances. Kim Kardashian, a notorious specter of the internet, must have been on YouTube recently searching for “number of times Kim Kardashian has smiled” when she discovered the potentially dangerous Momo Challenge, which is allegedly aimed at young children instructing them to harm themselves through splicing an eerie image into videos aimed at kids like Peppa Pig. And since this is something that’s based within Kim’s home planet of The Internet (where all of her selfies rest comfortably in infamy), she has decided that it’s time for everyone to join forces and fight against the threat of Momo!
Before we continue, please understand that the Momo Challenge is more than likely a hoax reminiscent of Bloody Mary back in the 80s, which Kim would know if she actually did more research. In case you need a point of reference here’s one of many tweets going on around Twitter in regards to the “challenge”.
— Bimopodcast (@bimopodcast) February 26, 2019
According to NY Mag, the creepy photo of Momo is really a statue created by Japanese special effects company Link Factory titled “Mother Bird“. This photo has now been re-imagined as the main star of the Momo Challenge and though it has allegedly been linked to the 2018 suicide of a 12-year-old girl in Argentina that has never been proven to be true. As a matter of fact, no deaths have been linked to this challenge so I’m not sure why Kim wants to take on the crusade. Perhaps because the statue resembles the face her mother Kris Jenner makes while screaming at the Koven whenever they fuck up their lines. Whatever the reason TMZ reports that Kim wants everyone to understand the dangers of Momo and how it’s so very important to protect your children from negative online influences.
Kim is begging YouTube to help remove all “Momo Challenge” videos. If you haven’t heard about it … the videos contain a creepy figure popping up, instructing kids to kill themselves … and intimidating them to keep the video secret from parents.
Kim posted a plea for YouTube to get on the stick and shut it down, but the video platform tells us they’ve seen no evidence the ‘Momo’ clips actually exist. At this point … it’s more urban myth than a real thing.
Kim re-posted a few pleas from Facebook users who also bought into the Momo hype to her Instagram stories and tagged YouTube to alert them of the issue. After investigating, YouTube has reported back that there have been no such videos found on their platform and if there were they would have been removed immediately.
Whether or not Momo is a real threat or not, a real threat to everyone’s safety lives a few rooms down in the East Wing of Kim’s compound, and that threat’s name is Kanye. He’s far scarier and more damaging to the culture than any fake ghost the internet could come up with.