“As the Person Who Ate It, Don’t Do It”: Bodybuilder Warns Others Not to Eat Dog Food After “Joke” Turns Into Viral TikTok Trend

Published 03/21/2023, 1:52 PM EDT

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TikTok is arguably the most popular social media platform on the planet. A phenomenon that has contributed to the app’s insane growth is the TikTok trend or challenge. Many times, users attempting something out of the ordinary goes viral on the platform, compelling others to replicate it. While such trends or challenges might drive growth, they can also be dangerous. One such viral bodybuilding trend has gotten out of hand.

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A TikTok user and fitness buff tried dog food because it had over 600 grams of protein. However, he didn’t think the stunt would earn him almost 20 million views. Now, he is warning others against hopping on the trend.

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21-year-old Buffalo resident Henry Clarisey originally uploaded a video to TikTok saying he would try dog food because of the high protein content. Clarisey said he would do it if the video got 15,000 likes. However, the video got 2.5 million likes, and the fitness influencer decided to try Kibbles ‘n Bits’ dog food.

Clarisey tried the Oven Roasted Beef With Spring Vegetable and Apple Flavors dog food. “It’s for the gains, it’s for the gains,” said Henry Clarisey as he hyped himself up to “take one for the team.” However, moments later, he spits out the dog food in the sink. “It’s not worth it, I promise you guys, it’s not worth it,” said the bodybuilding buff. However, by that point, it was too late.

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Clarisey’s stunt had snowballed into a trend. He then released a video warning others not to hop on to it. Alright, this is insane. This is getting a little out of hand,” said the New York resident in his follow-up video. He mentioned that Buzzfeed News and the Daily Mail had come out with full articles after his stunt went viral.

“It was kind of just for fun, like a joke,” explained Clarisey. “Don’t do that. I’m telling you now, as the person who ate it, don’t do it,” Henry Clarisey warned others in his TikTok video. After the trend became viral, Buzfeed News contacted the dog food brand Pedigree to learn more.

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Is dog food safe for humans?

According to Pedigree, the food they manufacture is not harmful to humans. “Our foods are intended for dogs and cats, but would not be harmful if a human consumed them,” the company explained in their email. However, it doesn’t mean that dog food is safe to consume, and other manufacturers follow the same methods as Pedigree.

The Association of American Feed Control Officials clarified that pet food might contain animal byproducts, like lungs and udders, which are not suitable for human consumption. According to the AAFCO, even pet food labeled as “human grade” is not meant for human consumption.

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Henry Clarisey’s dog food for protein is the latest in the long line of TikTok trends that captured the attention of young people. What did you make of the trend? Let us know in the comments.

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Sagnik Bagchi

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Sagnik Bagchi is a US Sports writer for EssentiallySports. He has completed his Bachelor's and Master's in English Literature from the University of Calcutta. He has experience working as a freelance MMA writer for Sportskeeda.
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