AceShowbiz - Chris Brown has made a controversial statement regarding Ebola which has killed more than 4000 people in West Africa. The R&B singer shared his thoughts on the disease via Twitter on Monday, October 13. "I don't know ... But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. S**t is getting crazy bruh," he wrote, before adding in another post, "Let me shut my black a** up!"
Brown received backlash after sending out the tweets. "He has obviously ignored Twitter's key rule: Think before you tweet. This is a global emergency about three countries struggling with a deadly disease, countries whose health systems are under immense strain," Jane Moyo, a spokesperson for British charity Action Aid, told Wenn.
"This is obviously nothing to do with population control but is a serious, deadly situation. At the moment we do not need thoughtless phrases which reach out to Chris Brown's many followers and do not add understanding to the cause. ... It was unfortunate that he said it in the first place. What would be fantastic is if Chris Brown could donate to a charity working on Ebola and encourage his followers to do the same," she added.
The first person who was diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. passed away on Wednesday, October and a Dallas nurse who had "extensive contact" with him during his treatment was also infected. The nurse used protective gear, but officials said that there was a breach at the protocol which resulted in the infection. "The (Ebola treatment) protocols work. ... But we know that even a single lapse or breach can result in infection," said Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the CDC, on Sunday.