Several months ago it seemed like almost everybody had taken the infamous Ice Bucket Challenge. We say “infamous”, because it might have started as a good cause, but it definitely didn’t end well.
Many people were outraged by the countless liters of water which were being wasted by being poured over people’s heads. The ongoing drought in California didn’t stop many celebrities and random people from wasting even more water instead of just donating to the ALS fund. Another media outrage during the global obsession with dumping a bucket of ice cold water over people’s heads was linked to the fact that people were more concerned with performing the stunt rather than focusing on the donations. Medical experts started warning people with blood pressure problems that such stunts aren’t good for their health.
And last, but not least, at least two people’s deaths were linked to the challenge. One of them was a firefighter from Kentucky, who was injured during the stunt and later died from his injuries.