It’s really hard to see the fun part of this given how scary the Ebola virus is.
Twitter coughed up this photo on Sunday, October 26, 2014 and it caused quite an outrage.
The ‘Sexy Ebola Nurse’ costume for Halloween apparently exists, and it’s yours for only £45.
How creepy it will be to arrive at a hHalloweenparty wearing an Ebola costume. NO!!!!
Unsurprisingly, people didn’t take too kindly to the flippant sexualisation of a global pandemic that’s already killed thousands.
Here are reactions from some twitter users:
SEXY EBOLA NURSE COSTUME????? SEXY FUCKING EBOLA NURSE COSTUME????? Can we burn the world down yet?
— Darius Quebec (@ksej) October 25, 2014
I just saw an ad for a "sexy Ebola nurse" costume. Internet, this is why you can't have nice things.
— C.J. Redwine (@cjredwine) October 26, 2014
The fact that there's a sexy ebola nurse costume proves the sexy costumes have gone out of control.
— (@thegrandesong) October 25, 2014
Fuck me. Sexy Ebola nurse. Wtf people. WHY DO WE WORK SO HARD TO SAVE YOU WHEN YOU TREAT NURSES LIKE SEXUAL OBJECTS.
— Jo (@grimalkinrn) October 25, 2014
The outrage is understandable. But thank God some things really are too unpleasant to be true.
The Sexy Ebola Nurse costume is a fake. The original picture is from a Halloween costume website, and it’s depicting a sexy Breaking Bad outfit. The gag was certainly in poor taste, although you wouldn’t expect anything less from a troll.