People are using these things called, hold on let me look it up, oh yes, “facts” to roast a woman’s wanna-be-funny anti-vaxxer Halloween costume.
1. It all started as a response to what you might call a "anti-anti-vax" Halloween costume posted by a medical professional:
2. And then came the response,
As you can see here, the woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, in which her visible skin is covered in red dots, seemingly from makeup or a marker, made to look like measles marks.
3. Then the internet lit her up:
Measles is an infection that occurs in kids and typically causes a skin rash, fever, dry cough, and runny nose. It was once really common but “can now almost always be prevented with a vaccine,” according to the Mayo Clinic. Over the past decades, the number of measles cases remained mostly stagnant, with a few handfuls of spikes. But with more than 1,200 reported cases, 2019 had the most cases of any other year in recent history. The other year with a significant rise in cases was 2014, which had 667 reported cases, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC reported that the rise in cases is because of more travelers getting the disease abroad and pockets of unvaccinated people in the United States.
The picture, reposted across multiple Reddit pages, including the “Fuck You Karen” subreddit, has more than 50,000 likes on the platform and thousands of comments. People are generally in agreement that the post was insensitive and many took to sharing their own awful family stories about the virus and its effects.
13. This led to "Karen" posting an apology, of sorts...
18. Of course, that doesn't really seem to be her point, as in previous Facebook posts she was proudly anti-vax:
Oh, and while we’re on the subject, treat yourself to some anti-vax memes.