Just when you thought that we were on the right side of the evolutionary curve, pictures emerge of students jamming Florida beaches and others videotaping themselves licking toilets and doorknobs as part of “coronavirus challenges.” It is tempting to shrug and say that this is an efficient way to thin the herd of morons but, of course, these young people are putting more vulnerable people at risk. They however are not immune. One toilet licker has come down with the virus and a “coronavirus party” has led to transmission.
We discussed today how police are how ratcheting up charges for pranks and challenges posted on social media as “terroristic threats.” It still comes as a cost. The “coughing prank” has led a store to throw out $35,000 in produce that is badly needed in this crisis.
Some of these individuals however are likely undeterred. In bizarre TikTok footage, people are shown licking toilet bowls. One such man according to Piers Morgan is now in treatment.
Another TikTok character explained her video licking an airplane toilet seat by telling Metro : “I was tired of that b***h corona getting more publicity than ME. I’m the real celebrity.”
Others have decided to gather for moronic moments. At least one person in Kentucky is now infected after taking part at a “coronavirus party.”
This all explains the latest coined term: Covidiot, or “someone who ignores the warnings regarding public health or safety.”