A donut chain used the latest social media stunt, called the Tide Pod challenge, to promote a new kind of donut this week!
According to KSN:
The challenge involves people, mostly teenagers, eating the laundry capsules on video for others to see on social media.
Hurts Donut joined in on the craze by selling the donut version of the laundry capsule.
“We just kind of put out the post as just a funny alternative to a more serious topic,” said Trista Patterson, owner of Hurts Donut. “We see so much heavy stuff everyday that we’re just putting a little lighter approach on a serious subject.”
It was a pretty popular decision according to some people who decided to test it out.
But, not all were amused by the imitation capsules.
On a Facebook post by the donut shop announcing the Tide Pod donut, one person commented “I’m sad people think this is so funny. So what if there is a size difference. This is bad. Children are going to see these and associate them with Tide Pods.”
But, Patterson assures people she is not encouraging people to eat the actual capsules.
KSN reached out to Tide. They did not address the donuts, but did say in part “laundry pacs are made to clean clothes. They should not be played with, whatever the circumstance, even if meant as a joke.”