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Are people really trying to sell a 'Sexy Ebola nurse' outfit for Halloween?

Posted by Evan Bartlett in offbeat

Tl;dr version - No


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An image of what looks like a screengrab from a website selling a "sexy Ebola nurse" outfit ahead of Halloween has been shared extensively on Reddit and Twitter this weekend.

Apart from the abhorrent idea that someone would want to try to sexualise a medical suit that has been used to treat the 10,000 people infected by an outbreak of the deadly disease, the picture also appears to be a fake.

The costume in the featured image actually surfaced last Halloween and was originally sold as a "sexy" version of suit that Breaking Bad character Walter White wears when cooking up crystal meth.

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So, the "sexy Ebola nurse" is probably, thankfully just someone on the internet attempting to provoke outrage - which they appear to have done.

But perhaps it also serves to highlight the bizarre tradition of creating a range of "sexy" costumes which appears to be growing with each passing Halloween.


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