Fusion- “Friends, I’m taking the pasesito challenge,” says a young girl before taking a hit of what appears to be cocaine. She then challenges several of her friends to do the same. A twisted version of the Ice Bucket Challenge has surfaced on the Internet in Mexico, with three videos depicting three different women snorting a white substance that is allegedly cocaine. The videos have sparked a heated debate on Mexican social media, spawning the trending hashtag #retodelpasesito or “the little pass challenge.” In Mexico, darse un pasesito is slang for inhaling blow. The online reaction has been swift and harsh. People angry over the videos have taken to Twitter and a Facebook community page ranting about the images of the coke-snorting girls. YouTube has taken down what appears to be one of the original videos, citing a violation of its policy on depicting “harmful activities.”
Uhhhhh okay? I think these young ladies missed the point of the Ice Bucket Challenge. That was to raise money for a great cause and to fight a horrible disease. Those girls are just getting high and then nominating their friends to get high. I guess that’s kind of a cool idea to get the weekend started but not the best idea to compare it to the Ice Bucket Challenge which was actually for something worthwhile. The two things aren’t really all that similar other than the nomination part. They’re not even raising money. They’re just snorting cocaine on camera. Being filmed snorting cocaine then telling your friends they should snort cocaine too isn’t a charity idea. It’s a bachelor party. Regardless of it being a terrible idea it’s apparently sweeping the nation down in Mexico. People just snorting cocaine left and right and uploading the videos onto the internet. No possible way that can go wrong. It’s like that age old rule: Any time you film yourself snorting cocaine you have to put it on the internet because it’s not like it’s gonna be there forever. Cheers, ladies!