Ebola Diagnosed in New York: Hollywood Reacts Hilariously
"If the bowling ball had no symptoms, you're fine"
It's official: a case of Ebola was diagnosed in New York City on Thursday, sending Hollywood's best tweeters into hilarious hysterics.
After Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for the virus and was quarantined at Bellevue Hospital, New York mayor Bill de Blasio and governor Andrew Cuomo noted Spencer's recent whereabouts during a press conference that evening: visiting the High Line, taking the subway, riding an Uber and going bowling in Williamsburg. (On the same night of the diagnosis, Questlove had a DJ gig and had to clarify that he was not spinning at the same Brooklyn bowling alley.)
Though the two emphasized that it was unlikely that even those who came in contact with the doctor would be affected by the virus, his activity over the past few days — and how the public is outrageously reacting to the news — made for effective punch lines from the likes of Mia Farrow, Jenny Slate and Billy Eichner, while others had a more serious reaction online.
See some of Hollywood's reactions below.
Well Billy on the Street will be a lot of fun to shoot now. #Ebola— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 24, 2014
If I die of Ebola before The Comeback returns I'm gonna freak out.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 24, 2014
If the bowling ball had no symptoms you're fine.— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 24, 2014
EBoLa does sound like a hot NYC neighborhood. East of Bowery and LaFayette?— Alex Baze (@bazecraze) October 24, 2014
Now we’re REALLY not bowling on Shabbos. #ebola nyc— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) October 24, 2014
"@nytimes: Gov on NYC ebola: "The more facts you know, the less frightening the situation is." These aren't the droids you're looking for.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) October 24, 2014
Ebola? More like "He Bowled, AHHHH!" Thank you. IM TERRIFIED AND SURE THAT IM GONNA GET IT.— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 24, 2014
The scariest part of this whole thing is that this is my good luck move when I bowl. pic.twitter.com/be8iAs8BgY— Max Silvestri (@maxsilvestri) October 24, 2014
Panicking about Precisely the Wrong Things: The Ebola Story.— John Green (@johngreen) October 24, 2014
"Ebola in New York. Ebola in New York? Ebola in New York!!!" -- Your parents until you hang up on them.— Gavin Purcell (@gavinpurcell) October 24, 2014
This man with a cat on his head at 28th st is very chill about Ebola in NYC. pic.twitter.com/Bkurxkt7dM— Aidy Bryant (@aidybryant) October 24, 2014
will a fashion designer please start werqing on designing ebola protective suits????? thanks— bryanboy (@bryanboy) October 24, 2014
Listen. You're not going to catch Ebola. You're going to live a long life in decreasingly exciting segments. And that's your curse.— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) October 24, 2014
“Red” came out right around when Sandy hit NYC, and now “1989” is coming out as Ebola arrives. I *knew* she was trouble thank you goodnight— Tom Ceraulo (@tceraulo) October 24, 2014
You guys @GriffLightning lives a block away from the NYC Ebola doctor but don't worry he has little or no physical contact w/ other humans— Timothy Simons (@timothycsimons) October 24, 2014