It‚Äôs 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‚Äôs story. pic.twitter.com/k40YP8vuQr
‚ÄĒ Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) December 2, 2021
The photo gets cut off, but here‚Äôs the warning:
Yes, they ARE serious:
Are you serious?
‚ÄĒ NiedermeyersDeadHorse aka NDH (@NiedsG) December 2, 2021
Twitchy favorite Mary Katharine Ham joked that the mom isn‚Äôt an elf epidemiologist and it‚Äôs reckless:
IS SHE AN ELF EPIDEMIOLOGIST THO? THIS IS RECKLESS!
‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄĒ 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
‚ÄĒ Matt, the Dentist ūüĎ®ūüŹĽ‚Äć‚öēÔłŹūü¶∑‚öíÔłŹ (@matthewlee7) December 2, 2021