What is this "Momo" Challenge that is Targeting Children Around the World?

What is this Momo Challenge that is Targeting Children Around the World?

Children around the world are being exposed to a repulsive character called "Momo". The character is symbolized by a woman with bulging eyes, appearing in the middle of videos of the children’s cartoon programme Peppa Pig and computer game Fortnite on YouTube and YouTube Kids. Momo is a meme that targets young children on social media, encouraging them to add a contact on the messaging platform WhatsApp or online games, and then sends them graphic images and messages.

Below are clips taken from Momo videos instructing viewers to slit their leg or wrist. Here are screenshots from the videos:

The video started out as a Peppa Pig video:

Peppa Pig Moma Challenge Video Clip

Then, a few seconds into the video the following clips appear:

The next video below started with a little girl playing with a toy:

Then, the Momo character appears after a few seconds into the video asking the viewer to go get a sharp instrument like a razor blade, knife or scissors:

The viewer is then asked to slit his/her wrist:

This character encourages children to perform harmful acts without telling their parents. The video usually starts innocently, like the start of a Peppa Pig episode, but quickly turns into an altered version with violence and offensive language, and it is alleged that the Momo Challenge has already been linked to more than 130 suicidal deaths in Russian.

What is this Creepy "Momo" Character?

The "Momo" Character:

The creepy character is nothing but a sculpture of "Mother bird" made by a Japanese artist and displayed in Vanilla horror art gallery in Tokyo, and has nothing to do with the "Momo Challenge"

Although a lot of websites claim The "Momo Challenge" is a hoax and urban legend about a nonexistent social media challenge that was spread on Facebook and other media outlets, the videos still exist. Therefore, parents and guardians are asked to monitor what their children watch on the internet or social media websites.

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  • March 3, 2019 at 2:16 PM by an anonymous user from: Pristina, Toplica, Serbia

    Many children are afraid of the Momo character.

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