To get a lot of views on Youtube a 12-year-old boy asked a friend to set him on fire
Jason Cleary of Dearborn Heights spent 4 days in the burn ward of a local hospital after being set ablaze by his friend in a “fire challenge”.
According to official information, the incident occurred on September 28, in the house of the same friend who doused Jason with nail polish remover and then set him on fire.
"The first time it was like a little tiny fire, then they swatted it out. The second time, the flames flared up,” Jason said.
According to the injured, more than 50 percent of the body was in second-degree burns. Jason's mother, Tabitha Cleary, after this terrible incident calls on all extremals who are about to test their fire resistance to not do this. Also, the YouTube platform this year announced that it intends to block dangerous content and videos with challenges that can be life-threatening.
"I just want everybody to know that these challenges, or whatever they’re watching on YouTube, is not worth risking your life," Cleary told.
To date, the number of victims due to participation in such dangerous trials is in the hundreds. With the advent of the Internet and the ability to instantly gain popularity through access from anywhere in the world, teens began to massively commit dangerous acts and Jason Cleary is just one of many.