The Momo Suicide Challenge
The newest viral internet urban legend focuses on an entity named Momo, a creepy humanoid figure with giant eyes, a strange too-wide smile, and grotesque chicken legs, said to message teens and kids on messaging apps with escalating dangerous challenges ending in self-harm and suicide. On this mini episode, we'll explore this and other panics that look for something to blame for the issue of adolescent mental health.
These mini episodes will cover the strangest viral phenomena of the world wide web, coming every two weeks during our off-season.
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American Hysteria is a Skylark Media production
Written, produced, and hosted by Chelsey Weber-Smith
Assistant produced by Derrick Smith
Produced and edited by Clear Commo Studios
Research assisted by Riley Smith