Spanish police believe sick internet users are bringing the Momo character back to life by inserting it into 'Baby Shark' videos and other social media clips aimed at children. The police announced that they are investigating numerous online videos while asking parents to supervise what videos their children watch online.
What is this Momo Challenge Video?
Below are clips taken from Momo videos inserted into Peppa Pig and other children's videos, instructing viewers to slit their leg or wrist.
Here are screenshots from the videos:
The video started out as a Peppa Pig video:
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.
"Baby Shark" is a children's song about a family of sharks. Having long been popular as a campfire song, it has been popularized since the mid-2010s by social media, online video, and radio.