It’s been difficult to find anything funny about Ebola, which has killed thousands of people in West Africa, including Nigeria. British comedian Russell Howard explored the difference between the UK & US coverage of Ebola on BBC’s Good News, in a clip that has gone viral.
He analyzed the British as calm, while the US is in a frenzy, including an African-American man who doesn’t seem to understand anything about the virus at all, saying amongst other things,
“The first victim is a black man, that gives white b**ches an excuse not have sex with black guys now.”
Around the 3 minute mark, the virus under the microscope speaks in the stereotypical ‘African’ accent used in many foreign TV shows … Modern Family anyone?
The comedian also talked about Dele Adebola, a Birmingham City footballer who had to assure his Twitter fans “I don’t have ebola.” … because his name is AdeBOLA.