Zombie Apocalypse?

I’m sure everyone has heard of the “Miami zombie”, who was on drugs at the time he attacked a homeless man and ate his face. The man was shot and killed by police. You’ve probably also heard of the people being infected by a flesh eating bacteria after swimming in lake or river water. You may have also heard of the New Jersey man who stabbed himself and threw his intestines at the police.

I’m here so say: enough with the zombie apocalypse jokes. These are real people dealing with real problems. The “Miami zombie” has a family who is trying to cope with his death, as well as his actions. His victim’s name is Ronald Poppo, and he lost 80% of his face. The “disemboweler” was admitted to the hospital and is going to be treated for mental health issues. Aimee Copeland began suffering from  necrotizing fasciitis in May after a zip lining accident.

These “zombies” are actually victims. It’s a tad bit insensitive to dehumanize them, don’t you think?


10 thoughts on “Zombie Apocalypse?

  1. Yea. Some things are funny, right? And while I would not call these people zombies as zombies are different (and man’s fictional creation), we really can go too far if we are making jokes by calling them zombies. So I totally agree with you — they are real people. Amen.

  2. Great posting… and you are correct. IN a world that loves to dramatize and use anything to promote more viewers to their news programs many times (if not most times) the victims and suffering are ignored for the sake of sensationalism.

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. May the Lord continue to bless you and your studies at school.

    You are doing a great job with this blog!

  3. I completely agree, too much fun is made of something that is actually very real. I heard on the news about a man in India who ate his newborn baby, and another man in Pakistan who killed his brother and ate him to hide the evidence. It is real, and no joke.

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