Recently, we at The Millennial Snowflake Research Center (MSRC) became aware of “The Momo Challenge.” According to media reports, “Momo” contacts children through WhatsApp, and forces them to perform tasks without the knowledge of their parents. Reportedly, “Momo” encourages the kids to harm, or even kill themselves.
We wanted to contact “Momo,” in order to instruct the public on how to proceed. After many hours of searching through the darkest corners of the internet, we finally tracked the user down. Surprisingly, the anonymous user agreed to answer our questions.
MSRC: Many parents are terrified about the prospect of your horrifying image appearing on Youtube, Whatsapp, and other social networking sites. What exactly do you want?
Momo: Well, the truth is, I am deeply concerned about preventable diseases spreading, simply because parents refuse to vaccinate their kids. I thought I could make a difference. I hate that I terrify the public, but it’s really the only way to get them to pay attention these days. I thought that maybe I can encourage kids to vaccinate by scaring them into doing It, without their parents’ knowledge.
MSRC: So you only scare kids who haven’t been vaccinated? How do you know?
Momo: I may be hideous, but I’m not stupid. I look through social media profiles for people who post in anti-vaxxer groups. Then, I look through school or daycare records.
MSRC: Is there anything you would like to say to the public reading this?
Momo: Sorry for scaring you all, but I felt like it was the only way. Vaccinate your kids, and I’ll leave them alone. I do not condone self-harm or suicide. That was a rumor started by anti-vaxxers. I just want to help future generations.