Teens Getting Hurt Playing ‘Fire Challenge’ Game

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•30 Aug 1, 2014

Police and medical workers across the country are reporting more incidents of teenagers hurting themselves playing the “Fire Challenge” game shown in numerous YouTube videos, which involves pouring a small amount of flammable liquid on their bodies and lighting themselves on fire. What do you think?

  • “I know it sounds dumb, but the stunt did get them on YouTube.”

    Wilson Deschaine –
    Systems Analyst

  • “On one hand, you’ve got teachers and parents telling you not to set yourself on fire, and on the other hand, you’ve got everybody else telling you not to set yourself on fire, so how are teens supposed to know what’s right?”

    Don Koretz –
    Towel Folder

  • “Well, they have to get hurt doing something.”

    Judy Schneider –
    Comparison Shopping Expert

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