Kim, a mother of three, pleaded with YouTube for help on the Momo ChallengeKim Kardashian has become the latest celebrity to express their concern about the horrific Momo Challenge sweeping social media. The TV star begged YouTube for help in cracking down on the ‘suicide game’ and, surprisingly, they’ve responded.
The Momo Challenge features a creepy doll figure encouraging young children to hurt themselves or their risk a curse and their family being harmed. Parents are worried the game has infiltrated YouTube videos watched by young children, while some believe it’s also hacked the popular Fortnite video game.
Kim, 38, shares three children with Kanye West – North, five, Saint, three, and Chicago, one, while the couple are also expecting their fourth child via surrogate.
On Wednesday, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star shared screenshots of messages from other parents concerned that their kids could come across a Momo Challenge on YouTube.
One of the warnings read: ‘Parents please be aware and very cautious of what your child watches on YouTube and KIDS YOUTUBE. There is a thing called ‘Momo’ that’s instructing kids to kill themselves, turn stoves on while everyone is sleep and even threatening to kill the children if they tell their parents.’
The Momo doll is believed to have originated in JapanAnother said: ‘They are inserted into kids videos – even on kids YouTube – looks like a normal video and this is inserted in the middle, make sure to keep an eye on what the kids are watching, even on kids YouTube.’
Kim tagged YouTube in both of her Instagram Stories with the message: ‘Please help!!!!’
With the TV star boasting more than 129 million Instagram followers, it’s no surprise it caught YouTube’s eye as the platform responded.
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They said: ‘@kimkardashian thank you. We take these reports really seriously. We’re on it.’
It comes after Loose Women host Stacey Solomon expressed her fear that her two sons could come across the Momo Challenge on YouTube.
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