20 Of The Dumbest Things People Decided To Tweet About Ebola

by Connor Toole

Approximately .0001 percent of the world's population is currently diagnosed with Ebola, and even though the numbers don't exactly support the narrative of a worldwide epidemic, that hasn't stopped people from responding with irrational fear, paranoia and a dash of xenophobia.

If you want to hear someone say something stupid about Ebola, you really only need to walk into a public place for an extended period of time, but Twitter is a fantastic alternative when you want to find out what people are saying about Ebola while simultaneously lowering your risk of getting exposed.

I spent the past couple of hours digging through Twitter in search of the dumbest comments inspired by the hottest contagious disease of the season, and the people did not disappoint. I hope most of these people are joking, but I'd be lying if I said none of these people were serious.

If you're one of the people on this list, feel free to say that you were only joking -- I'm sure we'll all believe you after the fact.

Why should anyone be worried about Wii Sports?

Can't deny I'm worried about ebowler. — Moonshine (@EmmaLEaton) October 14, 2014

Chris Brown has always been the voice of reason

I don't know ... But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. Shit is getting crazy bruh. — Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) October 13, 2014

I wasn't worried abut this, but now it's the only thing I can think about

Can you get Ebola if someone farts on you? — kris-fil-a (@kristiebayleexo) October 11, 2014

Does a group of middle schoolers covering Green Day in a garage count as a band?

At least she spelled "apocalypse" right

ebowla is the start of the zombie Apocalypse — ray-chelle (@rachaellayfield) October 10, 2014


Ok so I guess white people can get Ebola — JCS❤️ (@ilovejennics) October 9, 2014

Someone should really figure out the answer to this

why is Ebola a trend? XD — jill smith (@msdaryldixon1) October 13, 2014

I feel like this person is confusing Ebola with E. coli

In all seriousness can you get Ebola from fruit imported from infected areas???? — Tilly (@tillystewart_) October 14, 2014

I know this person is confusing Ebola with E. coli

Can you get Ebola from raw cookie dough — ⓚⓔⓛⓛⓨ (@youneedjesusss) October 13, 2014

I think this person is simply confused

Keep africans out of this country before we have an epademic of eboli. — Rimbo Reegee Baa (@RimboReegee) October 14, 2014

I bet you can't prove it isn't true

No. No, it is not.

is Ebola a country — buenawhor (@ash_trayz) October 12, 2014

How do epidemics even work?

Is Ebola contagious ? I haven't read up on it — RealBoss$hit (@KingAudri) October 8, 2014

Why haven't we tried this? IT'S SO SIMPLE!

QUARANTINE AFRICA. Why haven't they done so already? ?? Should have when this whole Ebola thing first started. — Lia King (@LiAgashi) October 14, 2014

Should we tell her we're just joking or should we wait a little longer?

Is Ebola real or like a lie cause seriously I don't want to leave my house lool — KENNEDY (@kennedyscottx) October 13, 2014

She's technically correct, but wearing a condom isn't going to protect you

is Ebola an std — 40-6 (@raeleefreeman) October 13, 2014

Someone should look into this

Is Ebola bad for you — Blue Is Sky (@Moorhead_Colton) October 9, 2014

People will do anything to avoid working out

So does Ebola make you lose weight or do you just die.. — Jordie (@JordiePordie) October 8, 2014

It's almost like more people are getting Ebola than usual

Why is ebola such a big thing all of a sudde.?? Everyone tweeting abt it now but in the past no body cared abt it??? — Kayla (@Kaylz2014) October 14, 2014

When did Ebola start being a flesh-eating bug?

Hang on a minute... when did Ebola stop being a flesh-eating bug? — Cornelius Townedge (@seti2342) October 13, 2014