There’s the #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness and money for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. There’s the #BulletBucketChallenge to highlight gun violence. And now there’s the #RubbleBucketChallenge to remind you just how bad things are in the Middle East.
Palestinian journalist Ayman al-Aloul and Jordanian comedian Mohammed Darwaza have spearheaded the movement, with both releasing videos of themselves pouring rubble on their heads.
“We looked for a bucket of water, however the use of water is more important than to go over our heads,” Aloul says in his video. “This challenge is for all people who sympathise with the Palestinian people. We ask for solidarity from those who have followers and audience.”
Aloul hopes that the viral craze will catch on and highlight the ongoing political situation in Gaza, as well the poverty and instability that riddles the region. “We don’t have water, but this is what we do have,” he says, standing among the remains of homes destroyed by the recent Israel-Palestine conflict. [Dazed Digital]
“We don’t have water, but this is what we do have.” Uh…party pooper much? This challenge doesn’t even look fun and probably won’t help me break my Instagram likes record of four. Hard pass!