Parents are throwing slices of cheese at their babies faces and the internet isn't sure whether to burst out laughing or kick up a fuss.
In a world where it feels as if we are on camera 24 hours a day, you never know what is going to be the next viral craze. Despite most of us always having a camera in our pocket thanks to our phone, it always seems to be someone else who captures that elusive footage which captivates the world for a few days, or maybe even a week if you're lucky.
The latest viral trend in a long and endless line of them has been dubbed cheesing, or The Cheesed Challenge. It's pretty simple. All you need to do is throw a slice of cheese at your baby's face. No, you did not misread that. People around the world are filming themselves throwing cheese at their little ones and posting it online for the world to see.
I don’t know how “cheesing” got started but that giggle at the end makes it adorable pic.twitter.com/U6JYUuWYEm— KSAT Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) March 3, 2019
The trend began last week when someone posted a video of themselves performing what we are assuming was the very first cheesing. The caption read "just cheesed my lil brother" and racked up an incredible 10.3 million views. The user has since taken down the video due to all the attention he, it, and the baby had been getting, citing in his statement that he had even received messages from Fox News.
Even though the original has been wiped from the internet, what can't be stopped is the craze that has been built on the back if it. For the most part, the babies we've seen being cheesed have been just as, if not more, entertained by the adult doing the cheesing. If the baby is laughing then we feel like it's okay that we're laughing. However, as you can imagine, not every baby that has been cheesed was amused by the act.
If you do plan on cheesing a little one, or an adult for that matter because that seems just as funny to us, make sure you play it safe with the cheese you use. Stick to cheese slices, or perhaps even a slice of brie if you have any. We would recommend avoiding hard cheeses such as cheddar and stilton. We can't imagine anyone would be laughing after having a slice of that thrown at their face.