In the video, Gronkowski urges people to use Tide laundry pacs "for washing, not eating".
With the Tide Pod Challenge resurfacing and going viral at the end of 2017, many have started to question whether humanity is doomed.
A YouTube spokesperson gave TechCrunch the following statement: "YouTube's Community Guidelines prohibit content that's meant to encourage unsafe activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm".
The new social media trend involving teenagers eating Tide Pod laundry detergent capsules has led to health officials warning against participating in the craze after a recent spike in ingestion cases due to their sweet-like appearance.
Today YouTube said it was working to quickly remove Tide Pod videos as they encouraged risky behaviour with an "inherent risk of physical harm". In 2015, The Onion even published a satirical op-ed from the perspective of a child yearning to consume one.
Videos already posted have shown persons having averse reactions to the pods, such as foaming at the mouth, severe coughing spells, and worse.
Marc Pagan, 19, who completed the Tide Pod Challenge, told CBS News that 'a lot of people were just saying how stupid I was or how - why would I be willing to do that. According to the Association of Poison Control Centers, 25% of the 220 teens who were exposed to Tide Pods a year ago consumed them intentionally, and half of 37 cases in 2018 to date were intentional, the Washington Post reports.
The risk of death isn't enough to stop teenagers from eating laundry detergent packets, so social media is stepping in.
Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, says ingesting any of the liquid carries a deadly risk.
YouTube is actively taking down videos after a flood of people, biting into, eating and even smoking tide pods began to flood onto the website.
Procter & Gamble, Tide's parent company, had said in an earlier statement that it's working with "leading social media sites" to encourage the removal of videos that violate their policies, Fast Company reported.