Our lives are changing and we’re finding out that adapting to the “new normal” is harder than it looks on paper. While most of us occasionally slip up, there are some people who have completely left rational thought by the roadside the moment the quarantine came into effect.

Internet users can’t help but poke fun at how some people are clueless about how viruses work, so Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest photos of people doing dumb things during the pandemic. Scroll down, enjoy the coronavirus stupidity, and upvote your fave pics, dear Pandas. And let us know in the comments if you’ve encountered any Covidiots so far.

Avoiding products that have the name “Corona” in them is one thing, but microwaving money to “disinfect” it (pro-tip: don’t ever do this) and disregarding safe facemask and glove use is a whole ‘nother ball game entirely.

#1

Stupid Mask

Stupid Mask

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blugeagua
Community Member
5 months ago

What dumbasses. And other people who wear it have compromised immune systems who HAVE to protect ourselves somehow. My aunt and uncle who are doctors even said that wearing masks is a smart thing to do.

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#2

Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

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Vero Morales
Community Member
5 months ago

suddenly the virus its a pawn

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#3

All The Beans At My Local Grocery Store Are Out Except This One

All The Beans At My Local Grocery Store Are Out Except This One

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

I honestly haven't heard of these before...

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Fear makes us do stupid, dumb, irrational things. No matter how cool a cucumber you might be in fair weather conditions, once the coronacrap hits the metaphorical fan, your true character comes out. And the fear of the virus has created public panic in some places.

For instance, in China, there have been reported cases of people hunting down pet cats and dogs due to misinformation about how the virus works. Meanwhile in Malaysia, some citizens were busy spreading rumors that coronavirus patients turned into zombies.

#4

Just Your Typical Walmart Shopper

Just Your Typical Walmart Shopper

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

4 cases of beer, and chewing on his gloves. Excellent work sir.

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#5

Someone's Rooftop Party Is About To Get Raided By The Cops

Someone's Rooftop Party Is About To Get Raided By The Cops

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Adam C
Community Member
5 months ago

They just want to join in.

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#6

Went To The Shop Last Night. Every Aisle Had Been Picked Clean Apart From This... People Are Idiots

Went To The Shop Last Night. Every Aisle Had Been Picked Clean Apart From This... People Are Idiots

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Let's start calling it the toilet paper virus so people won't hoard all the T.P.

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McDonald’s in China apologized after one of the restaurant’s branches in Guangzhou stopped black people from going inside. The company temporarily closed down the restaurant when it found out about the notice. Online rumors about the coronavirus circulating in Guangzhou led to hundreds of Africans being evicted from apartments and hotels just last week.

#7

Someone Tell Snorkel Lady That It Won't Work

Someone Tell Snorkel Lady That It Won't Work

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Coffey Murphy
Community Member
5 months ago

I know a couple of people who would do this for a laugh

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#8

$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

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rai mei
Community Member
5 months ago

😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

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#9

5G —> Death = Science

5G —> Death = Science

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

I can only hope they were graffitied.. but honestly WTF?

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We can judge all we want, but elementary human psychology tells us that fear changes the way that we see the world and react to things. In times of panic, we’re far more likely to conform and turn to herd-mentality so that we can feel safe.

If your friends, family, and neighbors are doing something, the odds are, we’ll be doing it as well. The best thing we can do is try to calm down and bring a bit of logic and common sense back into our lives.

#10

Well

Well

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rai mei
Community Member
5 months ago

protecting the chin is more important that the nose.. priorities

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#11

To Make This Safe

To Make This Safe

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Dynein
Community Member
5 months ago

It's not THAT bad an idea. The buttons might be a bit more difficult to clean if you wanted to sanitize them - but in this case you'd just change the complete cover. If you really do that regularly, it might help a bit.

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#12

If You Can’t Smell It, You Can’t Get It

If You Can’t Smell It, You Can’t Get It

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Gin
Community Member
5 months ago

If you can't smell it, you already have it.

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#13

So, My Work Had A Meeting About The Importance Of Social Distancing Today

So, My Work Had A Meeting About The Importance Of Social Distancing Today

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K.
Community Member
5 months ago

What hell? Send an email and give everyone a mandatory quiz on its contents.

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#14

To Shield The Face

To Shield The Face

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Adam C
Community Member
5 months ago

First they go -"We don't have protection". Then they go - "The gear is not comfortable".

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#15

She's Wearing A Mesh Bee Keeper Type Helmet. I'm Not Sure She Gets The Point

She's Wearing A Mesh Bee Keeper Type Helmet. I'm Not Sure She Gets The Point

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago

Are you sure she doesn't just dress that weird on a regular day

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#16

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

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rai mei
Community Member
5 months ago

PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.... or not.. there are so many covidiots in the world

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#17

This Guy Was Eating His Food Wearing The Same Gloves He's Been Wearing Since He Walked In

This Guy Was Eating His Food Wearing The Same Gloves He's Been Wearing Since He Walked In

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EA
Community Member
5 months ago

Ewww! What the actual. Are people really this ignorant and missing the ENTIRE point of wearing gloves? At first I was amazed at the number of adverts and posters telling people how to wash their hands properly. As if people don’t already know but it wasn’t long before realising the horrible truth that people obviously don’t know!

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#18

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

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Theherplover
Community Member
5 months ago

And he hasn't payed for dose chips yet

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#19

How To Put Your Mask Correctly

How To Put Your Mask Correctly

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago

It Covid-19, not Birdbox, lol

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#20

Ladies And Gentlemen, The President Of Our Meatpacking Plant While Talking About The Plant's Safety Procedures During The Virus

Ladies And Gentlemen, The President Of Our Meatpacking Plant While Talking About The Plant's Safety Procedures During The Virus

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Dynein
Community Member
5 months ago

Comforting!

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#21

I Don’t Think She Knows What “Quarantining” Means

I Don’t Think She Knows What “Quarantining” Means

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rai mei
Community Member
5 months ago

🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦

Pixie
Community Member
5 months ago

Noooo, don't touch your face

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Evil Little Thing
Community Member
5 months ago

What a weird freckle filter. They're the exact same.

qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm
Community Member
5 months ago

Didn't even realise till you pointed it out

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh dear, that freckle filter looks like the worst case of blackheads ever.

KatHat
Community Member
5 months ago

Those identical freckle patterns are freakish. Just why?!

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
5 months ago

Do they have matching freckles or is this another disease from hell?

JessG
Community Member
5 months ago

You keep on saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means...

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
5 months ago

Inconceivable!

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Tonks
Community Member
5 months ago

Doing the peace sign backwards in Ireland is like telling someone to **** off

Joran Quinten
Community Member
5 months ago

Quarantine originated from France, where ships who were inbound from distant lands were required to stay docked for at least 40 days (quarante) before being allowed to disembark.

OogieBoogie
Community Member
5 months ago

Holding up two fingers is like 'flipping the bird' in the UK !

Rick
Community Member
5 months ago

So? Giving someone a thumbs up is an offensive gesture in some parts of Australia. What’s your point? That different countries have different offensive gestures? That’s not new information.

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I love Hermione
Community Member
4 months ago

They look related tho...........

Id row
Community Member
5 months ago

I want to build a time machine so I can go back and give the parents of all these idiots lots of condoms.

mom24boys
Community Member
4 months ago

Why do they both have the same pattern of freckles?

Bored Silly
Community Member
5 months ago

What an idiot.

Sadie Shapiro
Community Member
5 months ago

Y'all not gonna comment on how the freckles are photoshopped? XD

backatya
Community Member
5 months ago

lol

Leisa Farrow
Community Member
5 months ago

"... for the day." smh

weatherwitch
Community Member
5 months ago

How thick can you be ffs? 😫

Bindi Adams
Community Member
5 months ago

😰😵

Nunya
Community Member
5 months ago

Considering it looks like he wasn't really there to begin with, i guess it doesn't matter. The "freckles" on both faces are identical. The image seems fake.

Pippa Runs
Community Member
5 months ago

These are so bad!

Muriel Gillespie
Community Member
5 months ago

Duh!!!!

Apricity
Community Member
5 months ago

"THANKS FOR QUARANTINING WITH ME FOR THE DAY" - The Late Rando Chic on Snap

Paige Garberding
Community Member
5 months ago

Did they draw all those freckles on?

Angela Borja
Community Member
5 months ago

haha, you're cute.

CHUA YEE HWEE
Community Member
5 months ago

🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

Kevin Fox
Community Member
5 months ago

They caught the measles instead,

Curious Cat
Community Member
5 months ago

culling of the herd.

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
5 months ago

More geniuses......NOT.

chachkimooch
Community Member
5 months ago

They have matching freckles!

Katherine Gilleland
Community Member
5 months ago

Is that a filter for freckles? They look so fake

Greg Bayes
Community Member
5 months ago

Why do they have identical freckling?

Jeffrey Abel
Community Member
5 months ago

Uh, why are their freckles identical??? Hmmm.

Jeffrey Abel
Community Member
5 months ago

Funny how their freckle patterns are identical...hmmm.

Bettye McKee
Community Member
5 months ago

I have no words for this.

Hana Abera
Community Member
5 months ago

What has my life become?

AlexG
Community Member
5 months ago

is that what the kids are calling it these days... 🤣🤣🤣

Patty Leaton
Community Member
5 months ago

lets get infected

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
5 months ago

Siblings? Twins?

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
5 months ago

🤦🏽‍♀️

Teca Guimarães
Community Member
5 months ago

Jerks

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
5 months ago

Another pair of covidiots!

Kayden Yan
Community Member
5 months ago

idiots

Jasmina Pavlovic
Community Member
5 months ago

😟😟😟

Wottermehlon Doge
Community Member
5 months ago

covidiot

jamie1707
Community Member
5 months ago

Gosh darn, what two freaky looking people.

Full Name
Community Member
5 months ago

Is it an app or something? They have perfectly matching freckles and as far as I know that doesn't happen in nature.

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Phantom Captain
Community Member
5 months ago

SMH...

Glenna Wheatley
Community Member
5 months ago

They look like brother and sister.

CherylTunt
Community Member
5 months ago

Obviously you don’t either

Alexandra Couette Turgeon
Community Member
5 months ago

What's up with the freckles??? Photoshop?

Rick
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Instagram filter that people think makes them look “cute”. You know that trend (thankfully I don’t see it much anymore) where grown adults used to have facebook photos of themselves with doggy ears and a stuck out pink tongue? This is the same. Fake freckles. It looks ridiculous.

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Branden Hart
Community Member
5 months ago

Seriously Erin - What is wrong with you?

Lazy Farmer
Community Member
5 months ago

Really???

Lizzie
Community Member
5 months ago

Cannot really how far behind het the guy is though...

Roadkill TheBrave
Community Member
5 months ago

He's not that far. They're using a filter for the freckle effects so he's still probably closer than 2 feet.

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Himanshu Raj
Community Member
5 months ago

😂😂

Dutch
Community Member
5 months ago

Facepalm

Tonks
Community Member
5 months ago

Don't touch ur face!!

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Leslea Freeman
Community Member
5 months ago

They look like they are brother and sister and probably live in the same home they are jusy kids!

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
5 months ago

I am guessing the message is not for the person she is actually physically with. That might be a family member also sheltering in place.

Charlotte
Community Member
5 months ago

I thought that was possible to. We had a birthday dinner "with" my mother-in-law & sister in law, but were were in 3 different locations. This could easily just be a silly way of describing a day spent Skyping someone. Of course, it could also be a moron. Not enough data to call it.

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Theherplover
Community Member
5 months ago

THE SAME F•CKING FRECKLES IN THE SAME PLACE LMAO

Theherplover
Community Member
5 months ago

She does not understand what quarantine means she prbly thinks it's like a game or shit

Bart
Community Member
5 months ago

What about those exact same freckles 😂😂😂

Tonks
Community Member
5 months ago

It a filter

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
5 months ago

They have matching freckles...

OogieBoogie
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5 months ago

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When will Americans realise holding two fingers up is the same as 'flipping the bird' in the UK.

Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
5 months ago

Many of us know, but what are we supposed to do? Not do a hand gesture which means peace in so many places, because it is the equivalent to the middle finger in UK? Should we change our cultural norm, for your's? During time of the pic, were they in the UK? How do you know they're American, btw? If we stop doing that sign that way, will you call trash cans, cans instead of bins? What will you change? 😄

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#22

To Protect Against COVID-19

To Protect Against COVID-19

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago

That is awesome

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#23

Wife Said To Wear A Mask In Public Areas?

Wife Said To Wear A Mask In Public Areas?

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K.
Community Member
5 months ago

This one is more humorous than idiotic. Doesn’t belong here.

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#24

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Doesn't Seem To Understand How To Put On A Medical Mask Either. Mayor, Your Nostrils Are Showing

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Doesn't Seem To Understand How To Put On A Medical Mask Either. Mayor, Your Nostrils Are Showing

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago

Why is it so hard to understand how to use masks?

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#25

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

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Rick
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Yeah, cos I’m sure the kid being paid a shitty wage, being forced to go to work at the same time global news is urging people to stay at home as much as they can, probably working 12 hour + shift and the only protection they get from their managers is a pair of cheap gloves thrown at them at the start of the shift really cares by that point. And newsflash: if the gloves aren’t replaced after each transaction, there is no point in wearing them as they don’t offer any protection to the wearer or the people they are exchanging items/money with.

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#26

Someone Brought These Bills To The Bank They Tried To Sanitize In A Microwave

Someone Brought These Bills To The Bank They Tried To Sanitize In A Microwave

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Tracy Mouaikel
Community Member
5 months ago

Well at least they didn't melt into 1 big blob like the plastic Canadian bills, but still who the hell put money in the microwave???

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#27

No, I Don't Use My Nose To Breathe

No, I Don't Use My Nose To Breathe

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Himanshu Raj
Community Member
5 months ago

This is nothing. In some regions here in India people are even beating up the medical staff and stone pelting them for coming to their locality for testing.

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#28

I Don't Believe This Is Proper Glove-Wearing Protocol

I Don't Believe This Is Proper Glove-Wearing Protocol

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Full Name
Community Member
5 months ago

Plus the idiot opened the Doritos from the bottom. Now they're all gonna fall out!

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#29

Protesters Against Quarantine Back Again At The Ohio Statehouse

Protesters Against Quarantine Back Again At The Ohio Statehouse

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

So go out. Take walks, with some social distance... but stop being douche-canoes and putting people at risk! As much as I don't care about these people getting sick, I do care about the exponential spread of the disease and trying not to overwhelm our hospitals.

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#30

I Don't Think That's How It Works

I Don't Think That's How It Works

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Taylor Karp
Community Member
5 months ago

And they call Americans idiots...at least now we know Covidiots, which are the worst kind of idiots, exist in all countries

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#31

N95s Filtering Improves If You Wear It As A Headband

N95s Filtering Improves If You Wear It As A Headband

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Bill
Community Member
5 months ago

It doesn't seal and fogs her glasses up.

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#32

There Was An Attempt To Use A Mask

There Was An Attempt To Use A Mask

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Martine
Community Member
5 months ago

What a waste of a perfectly good mask.

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#33

Good To Know Coronavirus Only Travels Forward And Backwards

Good To Know Coronavirus Only Travels Forward And Backwards

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Tabitha L
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm guessing they don't open both registers at the same time. But all are marked off for when they are used. Are they supposed to remove the tape after every shift? Who is the real covidiot here?

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#34

Seen Today In The Atlanta Airport - Babies In Comforter Bags

Seen Today In The Atlanta Airport - Babies In Comforter Bags

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Coffey Murphy
Community Member
5 months ago

Call Security!

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#35

He's A Little Confused But He Got The Spirit

He's A Little Confused But He Got The Spirit

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Rick
Community Member
5 months ago

Masks are scarce and hard to come by and therefore not available to everyone so you put the guy down because he’s trying to protect himself?

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