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TikTok is removing all "Milk Crate Challenge" videos from its platform amid reports of serious injuries including one woman in critical condition.

The crate challenge trend has amassed 15.3 million views on the platform. The challenge involves people climbing a crate pyramid without losing their balance and falling.

TikTok is heeding the advice of orthopedic doctors and health agencies warning of possible life-threatening injuries.

In a statement on Monday, TikTok responded to the viral craze, referring to the trend as "glorifies dangerous acts."

"TikTok prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts, and we remove videos and redirect searches to our Community Guidelines to discourage such content. We encourage everyone to exercise caution in their behavior whether online or off."

While the videos have been removed from TikTok, other platforms, including Instagram and Twitter, have allowed the videos.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) responded to Conan O'Brien's tweet asking for FDA approval before he tries the viral trend.

The FDA tweeted:

"Although we regulate milk, we can't recommend you try that. Perhaps enjoy a nice glass of 2% and return all those crates to the grocery store?"

The Louisiana Health Department told WVLA that hospitals are filled with Covid-19 patients.

"Our hospitals are filled with COVID-19 patients, pushing staff to their limits to provide lifesaving care. Please stay safe. Your local hospital may not be able to help you if you get hurt."

The Baltimore City Health Department took a similar stance.

"With COVID-19 hospitalizations rising around the country, please check with your local hospital to see if they have a bed available for you, before attempting the #milkcratechallenge."

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A Chicago police officer on foot patrol attempted the TikTok "Milk Crate Challenge" while on duty.

The challenge originally began on TikTok but has spread to other social media platforms.

To win the challenge, the person must climb to the top of the milk crate pyramid without losing their balance.

The officer made it to the top of the pyramid before she lost her balance and fell (watch the video below).

According to news outlets, a Dallas woman is in critical condition after serious head injuries when she fell from a milk crate pyramid at a gas station.

Sources say the woman was offered $5 by a group of men to take the challenge.

TikTok has officially issued a statement warning users about the potential dangers of attempting the milk crate challenge.

"TikTok prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts, and we remove videos and redirect searches to our Community Guidelines to discourage such content. We encourage everyone to exercise caution in their behavior whether online or off."

FYI, the woman in the video below is not dead.
 

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A Texas woman is reportedly in critical condition after she attempted TikTok's bone-shattering "Milk Crate Challenge."

According to social media reports, the woman was offered $5 from a group of men to take the challenge at a Dallas gas station.

Cell phone video shows the woman attempting to climb the unstable milk crate pyramid. She gets halfway up but falls backwards, hitting her head on the concrete.

Fist responders arrived and transported the woman to a hospital. One EMT said she may not make it, according to MTONews.com.

The challenge originally began on TikTok but has spread to other social media platforms.

The light milk crates are stacked to form a step pyramid. To win the challenge, the person must climb to the top crate without toppling the pyramid.

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Serious injuries have been reported. Three people were shot dead in Shreveport, Louisiana wile filming a milk crate challenge.

TikTok has officially issued a statement warning users about the potential dangers of attempting the milk crate challenge.

"TikTok prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts, and we remove videos and redirect searches to our Community Guidelines to discourage such content. We encourage everyone to exercise caution in their behavior whether online or off."

The video has been removed from YouTube.
 

 

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A Louisiana man and two others were shot dead while filming a TikTok milk crate challenge video on social media.

Shooting erupted just after 5:30 p.m. Sunday outside Linwood Public Charter School in Shreveport, Louisiana.

19-year-old Paris King was among the victims killed while filming a milk crate challenge video.

Video footage shows a man attempting to climb a milk crate pyramid just as gunfire breaks out.

"Get my gun, get my gun!" one man shouted. Another man shouted "Where my baby?" It is unclear if the man doing the crate challenge survived the shooting.
 

 
Initial reports were that two people were shot outside the school. First responders found Paris King shot dead in the backseat of a car at the scene.

A police spokesman told NewsWeek that a man tried to drive away after the shooting but stopped when he realized King was shot in the back seat.

The driver of the car, and the other passenger, did not suffer injuries, Newsweek reported.

The milk crate challenge -- part of the "Hood Summer Olympics" series on TikTok -- has spawned thousands of videos on TikTok. Multiple serious injuries have been reported.

Rapper Boosie Badazz challenged fellow rapper YK Osiris to attempt the milk crate challenge for $3,000 on TikTok.

The challenge didn't end well for Osiris.
 

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TikTok teenagers and K-Pop fans claimed responsibility for thousands of empty seats at President Donald Trump's first campaign rally in 3 months on Saturday night.

Trump is accustomed to speaking before packed arenas during his campaign rallies, but Saturday night's rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma was barely half full. The BOK Center has a 19,000-seat capacity.

The half-empty arena almost looked like a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert tour.

Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, had boasted on Twitter that the campaign received requests for more than 1 million tickets.

But reporters at the event on Saturday quickly noted the attendance was much lower than expected. Trump's campaign had events planned for the overflow crowd that was expected outside the arena. But the events were cancelled because there was no overflow crowd.

Within minutes after the rally ended, hundreds of teens took to TikTok to take responsibility for the embarrassing turnout.

The teenagers claimed they registered thousands of free tickets to the rally using their cellphones after @TeamTrump posted a tweet on June 11 asking supporters to register for free tickets.

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Fans of the Korean pop group BTS encouraged other teens to register for the rally -- and then not show up.

"It spread mostly through Alt TikTok — we kept it on the quiet side where people do pranks and a lot of activism," said YouTuber Elijah Daniel, 26. "K-pop Twitter and Alt TikTok have a good alliance where they spread information amongst each other very quickly. They all know the algorithms and how they can boost videos to get where they want."

Daniel said the teens deleted their posts so the news media wouldn't catch on to their plan and alert the Trump campaign.

"The majority of people who made them deleted them after the first day because we didn't want the Trump campaign to catch wind. These kids are smart and they thought of everything."

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Social media is cracking down on a sick hashtag challenge mocking George Floyd, the Black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, EURweb.com reports.

The NY Post reports the sick challenge went viral after three teens were arrested in the UK for a possible hate crime after sharing photos of themselves mocking Floyd's death.

In the viral challenge, white teenagers and young adults are seen reenacting Floyd's death as an officer knelt on his neck during an arrest on a misdemeanor charge on May 25.

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram blocked the hashtag and removed posts featuring the sick photos.

"We are aware, and are removing these posts for violating our Community Standards," a spokesperson for Facebook told The NY Post.

Black Twitter exploded in outrage over the challenge.

"This is disgusting," a user named Ila tweeted. "Who the HELL does this?"

"Their mothers must be so proud, wrote @arena1_lisa.

"If you think this is funny, you're apart of the problem. F–KING DISGUSTING," tweeted @TheRealLadyRaw.
 

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Fire officials in Massachusetts are warning TikTok users not to participate in a dangerous viral challenge that causes fires when pennies are placed on iPhone chargers.

The viral trend is responsible for setting classrooms on fire at two Massachusetts schools this week.

The Plymouth fire department issued letters to Plymouth North High School students and parents warning them to stop putting pennies on the exposed prongs of iPhone chargers.

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Firefighters say the exposed prongs coming in contact with a copper penny causes an arc of electricity from electrical outlets.

According to a teacher, two students plugged iPhone chargers into outlets and placed a penny between the partially exposed prongs of the charger and the outlet, resulting in sparks and flames.

"It's almost like an explosion," said Plymouth Fire Chief Edward Bradley. "The electricity propels the charger and the coin - the coin is molten metal at this point," Bradley told WHDH TV.

"It does not take much to be electrocuted fatally just by an outlet in a wall socket," he explained.

Amherst Fire Department Assistant Chief Jeff Olmstead said the viral challenge could cause thousands of dollars in damage to the electrical system "if they have to pull those wires back to a circuit breaker. The damage to the person, electrocution causing burns or death or starting clothes on fire or items nearby," he told Western Mass News.

Olmstead said pranksters will be charged with felony arson and property damage.

"Although they are younger, they will face fees, fines and probation and no one wants to see them have a felony or conviction on a record."

Reginae Carter addressed the latest viral social media challenge that she says is "degrading" to young girls on social media. The 20-year-old reality TV star is referring to the cucumber challenge in which young women eat cucumbers whole. That's the best way I can describe it on a family-oriented blog.

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