The company selling the costume — complete with yellow rubber boots, a white hazardous materials suite emblazoned with “Ebola” on the breast, in case you forget, latex gloves and a breathing mask — doesn’t brush over the tragedy at least, acknowledging that people are dying from the deadly virus. But it’s just perfect for a safe Halloween party!
“The deadly Ebola virus has landed in the United States and the crisis has reached new levels of domestic escalation,” the description starts out, before trying to lure customers in with how appropriately dressed you’ll be should someone with Ebola wander into your vicinity.
“You are sure to be prepared if any outbreak happens at your Halloween party,” the description reads. “This will literally be the most ‘viral’ costume of the year.”
Of course, it’s not like people can’t make their own hazmat costumes for a lot cheaper than $79.99, but at least those won’t involve smug descriptions about being fake prepared for a very real, dangerous virus.
Thanks for the tip, J.V.!