It’s come to this. . .
Instagram is now adding warnings to jokes, including this one a mom posted saying the family Elf on the Shelf has COVID-19 and has to quarantine:
Good thing Instagram put this warning on my friend’s story. pic.twitter.com/k40YP8vuQr
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) December 2, 2021
The photo gets cut off, but here’s the warning:
Yes, they ARE serious:
Are you serious?
— NiedermeyersDeadHorse aka NDH (@NiedsG) December 2, 2021
Twitchy favorite Mary Katharine Ham joked that the mom isn’t an elf epidemiologist and it’s reckless:
IS SHE AN ELF EPIDEMIOLOGIST THO? THIS IS RECKLESS!
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) December 2, 2021
People, DO NOT spread elf misinformation!
Misinformation regarding Elf on a shelf is very serious and should be treated as such.
— Amanda (@H1pHopAnonymous) December 2, 2021
And we await Snopes to fact-check it and confirm that toys cannot get COVID-19:
Fact checkers have confirmed that, contrary to viral social media posts, a stuffed elf cannot contract or spread COVID-19
— Matt, the Dentist 👨🏻⚕️🦷⚒️ (@matthewlee7) December 2, 2021
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