What is the Poop Challenge? The viral craze on TikTok and Twitter explained

23 March 2020, 17:21

By Sam Prance

Parents are taking part in the viral poop challenge and it's really as gross as it sounds.

The poop challenge is breaking Twitter and it involves parents tricking their kids into believing they've smeared poo on them.

As the world undergoes a global health crisis and we self-isolate due to coronavirus, TikTok challenges are quickly becoming a welcome distraction. Doja Cat has already inspired another TikTok challenge with 'Like That', Megan Thee Stallion is rising up the charts thanks to the 'Savage' challenge and, on the problematic side of things, there is... a coronavirus challenge.

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The internet never stops though and now a challenge is going viral that is as disgusting as it is funny: the poop challenge.

What is the Poop Challenge? The viral craze on TikTok and Twitter explained
What is the Poop Challenge? The viral craze on TikTok and Twitter explained. Picture: iStock / Getty Images Plus, ABC

Yes. It only took two weeks but people have used their time in self-isolation to come up with a challenge based around poop and poop only. The challenge sees parents asking their kids to bring them toilet paper while they are on the toilet. So far so normal, but they then smear their child in some fake poo, when they grab the toiler paper, and film their child's reaction.

The fake poo can be anything from nutella to peanut butter to a mixture of anything poo-like but as far as the children know they've been covered in real poop and they, for the most part, are distraught, angry and disgusted by it. With that in mind, here are just a few of the viral poop challenge videos that have been circulating on TikTok and beyond so far.

Can you handle the poop?