A terrified girl hacked off her hair after being caught up in the sick Momo challenge online. The five-year-old was following instructions from the creepy character which originates from an art gallery in Japan. The character has now started to appear inYouTubevideos and has reportedly popped up in children's programmes and apps. The youngster's mother was left traumatised following the event and was forced to take her little one to the hair dressers to salvage the rest of her hair.
A hair salon where the young girl had her hair cut posted images of what the child had done to her hair and urged parents and carers to be more vigilant online. The post, from Toddler Trims in Gloucestershire said: 'So I've just had a beautiful little girl in affected by this sick MOMO challenge!! If you are unaware this sick human/mutant is hacking into peppa pig, fortnight, minecraft etc..
'Any & most children's YouTube videos, telling them to cut there hair off, hold Knives up to there throat, set themselves on fire & that it will suck all the blood from there body ... this little girl is off to the doctors after her new haircut. 'She is five years old & still keeps talking about momo, her mother is absolutely devastated!!'
The salon managed to give the girl a cute pixie haircut but said that the youngster wouldn't promise to not listen to Momo again.
'I couldn't help but feel this monster has brainwashed her.' It adds: 'Her mother is pretty traumatised & turning the internet off for now. She has asked me to make everyone aware of this sick sick challenge & what it is doing to our babys!!! 'Please search #momochallenge on fb/google & keep your babies off the net... this could've been a lot worse!'