Parents Beware: TikTok Trend Leaves Teen with 76% of Body Burned: ‘He is Unrecognizable’

Click here to read the full article.

A TikTok challenge involving a makeshift “flame-thrower” landed a North Carolina teen in a burn center.

Mason Dark, 16, reportedly inspired by a dare on the social media platform, was using a lighter and a can of spray paint to improvise a torch Sunday, his mother, Holli Dark, told WRAL-TV.

As so often happens with TikTok challenges, the stunt went horribly wrong.

The paint can exploded, setting the boy’s clothing on fire.

“They all heard a big boom, and then Mason came running out and [he] started taking off his shirt,” she told the news outlet.

He then jumped into a nearby river to extinguish the flames.

Both those actions — ripping off the shirt and jumping in the water — complicated the situation, the mother said.

Continue reading here.

Scroll down for comments and share your thoughts!


What do you think?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

Five dead, including 8-year-old after Mexican gunman allegedly opens fire on Texas family

Over 200 Bodies Wash Up on Beaches – Coast Guard Working to Recover and Identify the Corpses