People are licking ice cream and putting it back on the shelf in a disgusting viral challenge
5 July 2019, 12:06 | Updated: 5 July 2019, 12:45
There's an alarming new trend that's circulating the internet right now and it makes the 'Cucumber Challenge' look tame. People are actually licking tubs of ice cream whilst out shopping and then putting it back on the shelves.
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The disgusting challenge started with a viral video of a woman opening up a tub of Blue Bell's Tin Roof ice cream, licking it and then putting it back in the freezer. Yeah, it's pretty nasty and unhygienic.
The incident allegedly happened at a Walmart in Lufkin, Texas, Dallas Morning News reported. Blue Bell has now confirmed that they have managed to track down the contaminated ice cream and remove it from the store. They have also taken all the Tin Roof-flavoured ice cream off of its shelves.
What kinda psychopathic behavior is this?! pic.twitter.com/T8AIdGpmuS— Optimus Primal (@BlindDensetsu) June 29, 2019
According to WLBT, Blue Bell is now working with police to find the woman in the video and bring her to justice. She could be charged with food tampering, which is a felony in some US states and carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in jail.
"We want to thank our consumers for alerting us to the incident this past weekend of a video posted to social media showing a Blue Bell item being tampered with," a statement on their website read. "We take this issue very seriously and are currently working with law enforcement, retail partners and social media platforms. This type of incident will not be tolerated."
The company also explained why their ice cream cartons don't come sealed, after they faced criticism over it. "During production, our half gallons are flipped upside down and sent to a hardening room where the ice cream freezes to create a natural seal," the statement continued. "The lids are frozen tightly to the carton. Any attempt at opening the product should be noticeable."
Sadly, a possible criminal charge and jail sentence hasn't stopped people from copying her.
That Blue Bell ice cream girl has started something. 🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/6tWRSW3MTQ— Tunde, MPAS, PA-C (@GatorPA_) July 2, 2019
I love ice cream pic.twitter.com/CWA1aNBmJU— LARZ (@GAYSHAWNMENDES) July 3, 2019
It's not only ice cream either, people are starting to go for other products too.
you bitches with no oral hygiene could take a hint pic.twitter.com/IaMOC1caid— Bameron Nicole Smith (@bameronkaii) July 3, 2019
Understandably, everyone's pretty disgusted.
imagine licking ice cream or vandalizing a store because you need attention and likes on twitter lol— James Charles (@jamescharles) July 4, 2019
I went to college with him for 2 months then he dropped out to become a model.... LMAOOOOO im glad to see you’re doing amazing things with your life! https://t.co/mv7QB8OMd5— bre (@BCB_G) July 3, 2019
Why are MFs licking Ice cream and putting it back on the shelf?? Social media has driven people crazy for attention... smh— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) July 3, 2019
July 3, 2019
Me if i ever catch a mf licking ice cream in the store pic.twitter.com/eVdVOAYcyd— Dreadhead Killmonger (@Tony_the_Taurus) July 4, 2019
the fact that licking ice cream & putting it back became a trend is DISGUSTING. pic.twitter.com/KC6vZVnBpZ— ✭a (@arii) July 4, 2019
Imagine spitting back listerine or licking ice cream and putting it back on the shelf because you don’t have enough personality, skills, talent and looks to get clout without doing that.. tragic.— Nils Kuiper Verberne (@Lithunium_Snow) July 4, 2019
In conclusion, people are absolutely filthy.