There are plenty of offensive costumes to go around during Halloween. Today’s offender is: Sexy Ebola. Ebola is a gruesome, terrible disease that wreaked havoc on West Africa and had lasting impacts that are still being dealt with:
“We have demonstrated that a year following acute disease, survivors of the West African EVD outbreak continue to have a higher chance of disability in mobility, cognition and vision than their close contacts. Issues such as anxiety and depression persist in EVD survivors and must not be neglected,” said lead researcher Dr Soushieta Jagadesh.
By all means, dress as Ebola for Halloween. Or dress as a containment team member. Just don’t belittle the disease and call a short dress paired with a face mask “sexy Ebola.” The price tag is also pretty offensive. Sixty bucks and this thing doesn’t even come with the boots?!