Man Behind The Blue Whale Suicide Challenge Said He Was "Cleansing Our Society"
Dozens of girls took their lives after taking part in what’s known as the Blue Whale Challenge. The Blue Whale Challenge is a social media “game” that takes part over 50 days, getting teens to perform tasks, each day increasing in severity.
Upon the 5oth day, the challengers are told to commit suicide. By this point, so many people are so engrossed in completing the challenge that they accept.
The challenges range from waking up in the middle of the night, watching a horror film or self harm, and it’s believed that the game is referred to as the Blue Whale Challenge as it’s said that blue whales beach themselves to die.
Philipp Budeikin, the creator of the sick game, is currently being held in Russian prison after inciting the suicides.
However Budeikin feels no remorse, sticking to his principals and telling a St Petersburg news organisation:
“They were dying happy. I was giving them what they didn’t have in real life: warmth, understanding, connections.
There are people – and there is biological waste. Those who do not represent any value for society. Who cause or will cause only harm to society. I was cleaning our society of such people.“
Budeikin didn’t leave it at the game and let people make their minds up either, he encouraged people to complete the tasks if they started feeling doubt. On top of telling a girl to jump off a 14-storey building, he told another girl that life never gets any better, she was uninteresting and that her parents didn’t understand her.
One girl who took the challenge but managed to get out before things got too much said:
“I had to watch videos with pictures flicking every two seconds of teenagers jumping off roofs, close-ups of bodies, bloodied mouths, pools of blood under bodies. It was accompanied by very unpleasant, haunting music with screams of animals and pets, and cries like children were being tortured.
I felt so awful after watching them I wanted to do something physical to either myself or somebody, to kill, to destroy.“
She tried to get out of the game but the administrators goaded her into staying. Luckily she refused and instead went to authorities.
The Blue Whale Challenge has spread across Europe and police in the UK are currently on alert, warning youths to stay away from the game.
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