Weeks after former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn was smuggled out of Japan allegedly in a big music instrument box, a social media challenge 'Playing Ghosn' is going viral in the country. The challenge became so popular that musical instrument manufacturer Yamaha had to issue a statement warning people not to try squeezing themselves into the cases meant for instruments.
The warning came amid the growing popularity of 'Playing Ghosn' that requires people to climb into cases as part of the challenge and post the picture on social media. On Tuesday Yamaha posted a tweet warning people about the dangers of this challenge. While posting the tweet, Yamaha urged people without mentioning that before it's too late they should stop climbing into musical cases as it is very dangerous.
An important safety message from Yamaha Wind Instruments Japan— Yamaha Music Australia (@yamahamusicau) January 14, 2020
“We won’t mention the reason, but there have been many tweets about climbing inside large musical instrument cases. A warning after any unfortunate accident would be too late, so we ask everyone not to try it,” https://t.co/sj14mbIMKT
The challenge grew popular in Japan after former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn escaped the country and went to Lebanon via Turkey in December 2019. Carlos is accused of concealing earnings, transferring investment losses to Nissan and misappropriating company funds. Carlos had been under detention in Japan since November 2018 before escaping to Lebanon. Carlos and his wife are wanted in the East Asian country for financial misconduct. Here are some of the best pictures shared on Twitter in relation to the challenge.
それにしてもゴーンさん— いきちゃん(´⊙ω⊙`) (@8950lkzw2) January 8, 2020