A new social distancer meme has popped up on Twitter that is being used to shame people into silence about the issue of the Ebola virus.
The meme has been circulating for a week, and is now up to 100,000 times in the U.S. It features a young boy in a green school uniform and a picture of a child’s face with the caption: “How many people are we afraid of?”
The meme is an online parody of the viral video “How Many People Are We Afraid of?” which has garnered over a million views on YouTube, according to a report from the BBC.
In the video, a group of teenagers walk down the street with signs in English and Spanish reading, “How much does it cost to have a school in Sierra Leone?”
The girl in the green school jacket asks, “Are you afraid of Ebola?”
The boy responds, “No, not really.”
The viral video has since been watched by more than 13 million people worldwide, according the BBC report.
But a Facebook post on Monday that uses the meme shows a woman holding up a sign that reads, “Stop blaming the people of Sierra Leone.
Stop blaming the government.”
Social Distancing is a viral meme that features young people walking down the streets in a blue school uniform with a picture that says, “Is it safe to have Ebola?”
The image was taken by photographer and filmmaker James W. Fowler, who shared the image on Facebook.
It is captioned, “Can’t we just go to school?”
Fowler wrote on Facebook, “If you want to spread this meme to the whole world, just make it viral.”
“This meme is about spreading awareness of a social distanced, safe and healthy school,” he wrote.
“The children are not walking into the school wearing a school uniform, they are walking into a school wearing blue.”
He also wrote, “I do not think that the parents of the child in the video would want to put their child in a school with Ebola.”
Fowler is not the only one using the meme.
Facebook users have been using it as an alternative to the viral viral video.
Some users have posted messages that say, “My child is not going to be able to go to the school next year, so please just do NOT send him to school next school year,” and “I want to keep my child safe, but we have to make a decision about what to do next school,” according to CNN.
Social Distances is a social distance meme that originated on the social networking site Facebook in 2016.
Its use has grown in popularity in recent years, especially in the United States, as Americans increasingly become more worried about Ebola.
The memes often feature a young person in a dark blue school suit walking down a street.
Fowler, who was the subject of a viral viral viral campaign, told the BBC that the meme was not meant to be taken seriously.
“I would never try to get into a political discussion with the meme,” Fowler said.
“But it’s also not meant for me to make people feel like they have to be ashamed.”