There are two new bucket challenges making an impact on social media. The #RubbleBucketChallenge is in support of Palestine and it’s not asking for monetary aid, but for people to mimic the challenge’s creator, Gazan university student, Maysam Yusef in dumping rubble on themselves to show solidarity with the Palestinian people.
The other is the #RiceBucketChallenge and it is challenging people to cook or buy a bucket of rice/biryani and give it to someone needy, snap a photo and tag #RiceBucketChallenge and your friends to join you. Hyderabad-based journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi launched this challenge because India needed an “Indian version” of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for “Indian needs.” 210 million, or a quarter of the world’s population, are hungry in India, alone. The #RiceBucketChallenge has already caught on and since it was created on August 24th, has gained 4,000 likes.
Both challenges are doing what the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has done–raised awareness for their respective causes. The ALS challenge has raised a whopping $88 million! If people were willing to pour ice cold water all over themselves, certainly they can participate in these challenges.
“Although we cannot bring the families buried under the rubble of their homes back to life. we still can stop it from continuing to happen,” Yusef wrote on the #RubbleBucketChallenge’s Facebook page. “Dare to accept the challenge for #Gaza and for the future of humanity.”
He continues, “Help us raise the international awareness on the genocide Israel is committing against the people of Gaza. Although we cannot bring the families buried under the rubble of their homes back to life. we still can stop it from continuing to happen. Dare to accept the challenge for #Gaza and for the future of humanity.”
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the internet by storm and many of our favorite celebs and many of us participated in the pouring of ice cold water on ourselves for treating ALS. We’ve seen the sheer power of social media and how we can use it’s ability to spread awareness faster than ever before. Actor and comedian, Orlando Jones launched the #BulletBucketChallenge to have people love without limits, listen without prejudice and reverse the hate, in response to Michael Brown’s tragic shooting death. Social activism is heavy on the internet right now and it’s awesome to see people are actually participating to effect change, even if it’s only for the sake of participating in a trend.
We wonder what other challenges will surface as a result of everyone launching these very effective challenges? Will you participate in any of them? Sound off in the comments below.
Check Out The Celebs Who Have Done The #ALSIceBucketChallenge:
1. Bobbi Kristina
If you've been on social media lately, it's likely you've scrolled past clips of celebs drenching themselves in buckets of ice water. The challenge, dubbed the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, garnered 150,000 donations totaling $5.5 million that will go towards research. Bobbi Kristina accepted the challenged and nominated her father Bobbi Brown! Keep scrolling for the best #IceBucketChallenges!
2. Kim Kardashian
Of course Kim dressed up in couture for the occasion. She also took selfies through the whole experience. Only Kim!
3. Eminem & Rihanna
At a "Monster" tour stop in Detroit, the two superstars decided to take on the challenge for themselves. Check it out for yourself.
4. LeBron James
LeBron James accepted his nomination and flexed some serious star power by calling out Obama!
Drake recently accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and called out Beyonce!
6. Oprah Winfrey
"I challenge #StevenSpielberg, #HelenMirren and @DayalManish. In the name of ALS..."
7. Chris Brown
With the announcement of their joint tour, Chris Brown called out Trey Songz!
8. Jennifer Lopez
After workout #ALSicebucketchallenge Thanks @cristiano @tracyanderson oh and @pitbull @thenewclassic @leahremini you've been challenged!
9. Kevin Hart
"I accept your #ALSiceBucketChallenge "Ben Roethlisberger" & @cp3 and I now nominate @dwyanewade @gabunion & @kingjames ....I will also be donating 10k on my behalf.... #AlsIceBucketChallenge #ThatWaterWasCold #IgotaHeadAche"
10. Lady Gaga
"#IceBucketChallenge #ALS #SharePainShowCompassion I nominate Adele, Michael Rapino, Vincent Herbert, and Arthur Fogel #RichPeople"
11. Gayle King
"I accept @tylerperry & @nancyodell's #icebucketchallenge to raise awareness for #ALS!! I now nominate @kingjames & @dvf to take on the challenge! Looks like my favorite daughter Kirby enjoyed this a little too much... Link on my bio!"
12. Kerry Washington
"In the name of ALS, on behalf of the whole cast of @ScandalABC (No Spoilers Allowed!) and as #OliviaPope - I accept the challenge from both @GreysABC and #BobIger ----> NOW @jimmykimmel I CHALLENGE YOU!"
13. Elle Varner
"😫😂 #ALSicebucketchallenge #icebucketchallenge @elidias427 Thanks @karencivil @chillmoody @krystalh1226 I nominate @chancetherapper @jozifbadmon and @michelleobama #ALS #onelove #huglife"
"Yes @gabunion I accept yo 10k match for the #alsicebucketchallenge as we raise awareness for a good cause and I challenge my brother @50cent #strengthinnumbers #nowthatsludicrous"
15. Dwyane Wade
"I've accepted the #ALSicebucketchallenge from @kevinhart4real @irie @caronbutler @norriscole and I challenge @kobebryant @magicjohnson and @chrisbosh... #mannnnn #ineedtodothiseverymorningtogetmydaygoing"
16. Kobe Bryant
"Just finished training, so ice bath is everyday. Mi hija Gianna recording my #ALSIceBucketChallenge. #checkthetemp #icewaterplunge Learn more about ALS and donate at ALSA.org"
17. Kevin Durant
"I've accepted my ALS challenge from @stephennash and @teamswish! I've nominated @russwest44, @kingjames and @kendrickp5. U guys have 24 hours to complete the challenge or you owe up 10k! Move em"
18. Boris Kodjoe
"I accept your challenge, @dolvett, and I challenge you, @michaelstrahan @serenawilliams and Nelly @derrtymo to complete the #ALSicebucketchallenge within 24 hours. Auf geht's! #StopALS #SOOOCOLD #TheKidsLovedIt #NowIgotAnEarInfection #ThanksAlot"
19. Gabrielle Union
"I accepted the #ALSChallenge from @kevinhart4real ... @dwyanewade and I will match his 10k donation and I challenge @tarajiphenson @sanaalathan and @ludacris ... #showercapalldayeveryday #blackgirlsolutions"
20. Justin Bieber
"I accept, now I nominate @Theellenshow my main man President Barack Obama and @chrisdelia #alsicebucketchallenge"
21. Iggy Azalea
"Challenge done @JLo I nominate @troubleman31 @charlixcx @ritaora !!!! #ALSiceBucketChallange"
22. Colin Kaepernick
"I challenge @jmanziel2 @flashgordonxii and @champagnepapi to the #ALSIceBucketChallenge ........ #WhoDoYouLove #IDontGetTired #IDontGetColdEither @iamkevingates"
23. The New York Jets
"Picture-perfect freeze frames from our #IceBucketChallenge. Now passing the challenge on to the @Yankees, @Mets & @Seahawks. Full video on nyjets.com."
24. Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
Jimmy Fallon enlisted the help of his favorite band, The Roots to accept the #ALSIceBucketChallenge nomination
25. Tyler Perry
Of course Tyler challenged Oprah and Gayle!
26. Team USA
"Team USA #alsicebucketchallenge... We all were challenged by somebody so we did it together. @sydelcurry and Wes Matthews challenged me. We nominate Barack Obama, Adam Silver, and Chicago's own @Oprah"
27. Wiz Khalifa
"No flench zone. @champagnepapi @iamdiddy @richforever"
28. Justin Timberlake
"The #Alsicebucketchallenge. Thanks for nominating me and @TheTNKids, #PatrickDownes & #JessicaKensky. I nominate @Jimmyfallon @TheRootsOfficial. Go to my FB facebook.com/justintimberlake to see full video. To donate: alsa.org/donate/"
29. JR Smith
"#ALSIceBucketChallenge #IceBucketChallenge Thank you @d_smith50! I nominate @carmeloanthony @cp3 @easymoneysniper next!! You have 24 hours to complete this challenge or have to donate 10k!! #strikeoutALS @Nike @NikeBasketball"