As social distancing regulations continue across the U.S. in an effort to flatten the curve and save lives from the global pandemic, some misguided citizens feel that reopening businesses is more important than their own safety.
These individuals tend to be Republican supporters of President Trump, who has also expressed his eagerness to end stay-at-home orders as soon as possible. Many of them have been gathering in large crowds outside of state houses to protest the government telling them not to do that very same thing for their own safety.
A picture taken of protestors in Columbus, Ohio, has many people online equal parts amused and terrified. With many wearing President Trump's well-known "Make American Great Again" hats, the crowd pushed up against the Ohio statehouse in a way that reminded many online of their favorite zombie movies.
Will be forever haunted by this image of protestors in Ohio demanding the governor open businesses back up https://t.co/P0nivaYSsY— future canon (@future canon)1586977884.0
Twitter was 100% prepared for these protesters to eat brains.
@futurecanon @willmenaker its uncanny https://t.co/anWmn9ufoh— The Urban Hermit (@The Urban Hermit)1586978186.0
@sssssparkers @futurecanon @willmenaker https://t.co/KG2cx1xpOd— Mike Hickey (@Mike Hickey)1586981128.0
Dawn of the Braindead (2020) https://t.co/cCEeouKjh6 https://t.co/jB7RToolos— It's Not Disney. It's Disney Prime Video. (@It's Not Disney. It's Disney Prime Video.)1586980500.0
World War Q https://t.co/rd5mSNR5ub— Scott Linnen (@Scott Linnen)1586983488.0
@futurecanon @HelenKennedy good lord, this is every zombie movie ever— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1586979806.0
It goes without saying that these people, gathering in large crowds during a pandemic, were in fact in desperate need of brains.
I thought this was a screencap from a zombie movie. This is a protest in Ohio today, during a pandemic. We, and Iâ�¦ https://t.co/ELRl8QWwbX— Yvette wants you to stay the @#$% home. (@Yvette wants you to stay the @#$% home.)1586983924.0
@itsJeffTiedrich @futurecanon Braaaaaaaiiiiins— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1586979840.0
When thereâ��s no more room in Hell, the mediocre will walk the earth https://t.co/K6tB900bDo— Mike Drucker (@Mike Drucker)1587003624.0
These protesters would make much worse versions of our favorite horror stories.
@futurecanon The Walking Dead, season 2020.— Michael Marshall Smith (@Michael Marshall Smith)1586980762.0
28 Business Days Later (2020) https://t.co/InjHj0PrdE— Zack Bornstein (@Zack Bornstein)1586979992.0
Though studies have already shown how many states have managed to flatten the curve through their social distancing rules, these protesters are willing to risk their own lives and those of their loved ones.
Covid-19 is significantly more contagious then the flu and at least ten times more fatal but letâ��s crowd together tâ�¦ https://t.co/m37K00LbtM— Molly Jong-Fastð��¡ (@Molly Jong-Fastð��¡)1586984530.0
This @joshuabickel photo is a window into Esoteric Trumpism: https://t.co/b8FmDXbUQL— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson)1586988910.0
@DaveYourFave @edgarwright so like this: https://t.co/MuAYjc8oIC— Gregg Meller (@Gregg Meller)1586987194.0
There were a few people online who would have preferred actual zombies.
Which is more terrifying? Zombie horde or red hate brigade protestors demanding Michigan reopen for business? https://t.co/PLj5GHFNPN— Julie DiCaro (@Julie DiCaro)1586983118.0
Yâ��all, @joshuabickel got an actual photo of zombies. Thatâ��s gotta be a guaranteed Pulitzer, no? https://t.co/ir5m8elVI5— Franklin Leonard (@Franklin Leonard)1586987941.0
the zombies were inside us all along https://t.co/deSy8nWiY5— Alanah Pearce @ HOME (@Alanah Pearce @ HOME)1586986335.0
These protesters should be reminded that they're volunteering many strangers to die.
Real life MAGA zombies protesting in Ohio today because they want people to go out and die for capitalism. ð�¤¦â��â��ï¸� https://t.co/tLfbQoYgKE— Ryan Knight ð��¹ (@Ryan Knight ð��¹)1586986898.0
@futurecanon Making George Romero's point all over again. https://t.co/6Dw1eBqlMR— Flatten the curve, not the webrantð��º------ð��º (@Flatten the curve, not the webrantð��º------ð��º)1586983500.0
The final season of The Walking Dead sucks. https://t.co/riGA8q25pI— Stay At Home Giants (@Stay At Home Giants)1586978220.0
While the situation is difficult for Americans everywhere, governors on both sides of the aisle have made it clear social distancing practices will continue until health authorities have determined it is safe to relax them.