Even though Kim Kardashian has only been married three times, more Americans have fallen victim to her famous badonkadonk than have died from Ebola.
That’s the hilarious truth pointed out by some brilliant Twitter user earlier this week, and the quote has been a viral hit ever since.
And with good reason: It serves the dual purposes of reminding Americans that the chances of odds of an Ebola epidemic hitting America are slim to none, as well as reminding Kanye that he’s totally late to the party when it comes to putting a ring on Kim.
So what better way to celebrate Kim’s 34th birthday than by thanking her for putting things in perspective. And obviously, we also owe a debt of gratitude to Yeezy for (hopefully) putting a stop to the outbreak of dudes getting hubbied up by the sex tape star.
Of course, in all seriousness, Ebola is a terrible disease that’s claimed thousands of lives in West Africa, and our hearts go out to Nina Pham and Amber Joy Vinson, the two American nurses who are currently fighting the virus.
The goal of comparing Ebola to a Kardashian is not to make light of the illness, but merely to try and calm folks down with a bit of levity.
It’s an age old strategy, first employed by medieval standup comics during the Black Plague. (“Didja ever notice how they always seem to stack the bodies right where you want to park your carriage? Who are these people?”)
Okay, we may have made that last part up.
For the record, sources say Kim is terrified of Ebola, so hopefully she’ll benefit from this meme most of all. Although, if she and Kanye would rather stay safely at home and out of the spotlight for a few months or years, we certainly don’t want to discourage that.