The news this week has been dominated by the numerous rapidly evolving developments surrounding the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.
Not only have thousands of people gotten sick, the coronavirus panic has negatively affected numerous public events, supplies, financial markets and more, including things like March Madness (at every level), the NBA, The Masters, the Summer Olympics, soccer matches, movie releases, music festivals, toilet paper, Tinder… it goes on and on.
A World Health Organization research expert admitted “we really don’t know what disease this is” when discussing the coronavirus, and studies and simulations have estimated that anywhere from 15 to 68 million people could die as a result of the pandemic.
The ever self-aware Simpson tweeted a photo on Friday of himself stocking up on supplies at Costco including staples like water, toilet paper (again with the toilet paper?), paper towels, and paper cups, with the caption, “Coronavirus? Who’s afraid?”
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Twitter, as one would expect, responded. “The Juice” hid a whole slew of responses…. “some replies were hidden by the Tweet author” it says on his tweet … but that hasn’t slowed anybody down.
Why would you hide this comment, @TheRealOJ32? Can we at least give it a fair trial? I have some gloves I put in the dryer to help defend my case.— Nick (@NickFromJersey) March 6, 2020
Can you kill the virus for us OJ?— YS (@YStijd) March 6, 2020
Definitely not Ron Goldman & your ex-wife Nicole— ░░░░░░ (@VIC_20) March 6, 2020
Statistically I may have a better chance of being killed by you than the virus— Ethan Klein (@h3h3productions) March 6, 2020
Deaths in the U.S. from Coronavirus: 14— Nick (@NickFromJersey) March 6, 2020
Deaths in the U.S. from OJ Simpson: 2
Coronavirus is less scary than being attacked and murdered by and ex-football player.— Frederick C. Trump (@TrumpFrederick) March 6, 2020
This is the last thing you see before getting stabbed for returning a lost pair of sunglasses pic.twitter.com/UmGay9m2uC— Chris (@ArrowZeppelin) March 6, 2020
I heard it kills people. Are you guys friends?— LeeFine in the 716 (@CharlieFine6) March 6, 2020
Everyone in that Costco— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) March 6, 2020
you could clean up a lot of blood with all that— Novel Matunovirus (@matunos) March 6, 2020
All that gonna fit in the Bronco?— de_JEN_erate (@de_JEN_erate) March 6, 2020
Should probably get some properly-fitting gloves, too.— David Mendelsohn (@BigBabyDavid_) March 6, 2020
I'm actually rooting for Coronavirus here— grit (@GRITknox) March 6, 2020
Thanks, Juice. We really needed a good laugh today.