The outbreak of anti-vaccine behavior by Americans this year led to a slew of mockery of the conspiracy theorists in Halloween displays.
Local news stations are reporting several graveyard displays in front of homes with anti-vaccine slogans like "I did my own research" or "I don't know what's in it" written on the tombstones. Some skeletons are being seen with their own anti-vaccine protest signs reading "government conspiracy," "bathed in the blood," "personal freedom" and "I refuse to live afraid."
One video was posted by Linda McAfee, who goes by @lindamcafee3 on TikTok, showing what can be assumed as her own Halloween display showcasing half-buried skeletons.
The Daily Star reported on one woman who created her display with cardboard gravestones with birth and death dates and the anti-vaccine slogan, "Believed it was only the flu," says one with the dates "1978-2020." Another took the anti-vaccine mockery to the next level, saying, "DEAD. But Not a Sheep."
A WCNC report showed the home of Jesse Jones of Raleigh, North Carolina, who has skeletons and gravestones saying, "I listened to TRUMP" and "I got my news from FOX." Another says "Not vaccinated, see you soon idiots!"
One home in Park Ridge residents Ted and Wanita Sigg have six wooden tombstones showing anti-vaccine slogans like "I'd rather die than comply" and "Ivermectin believer."
"One thing led to another, the family kept throwing things out and I ended up making six of them," Ted told ABC7 in Chicago. Tragically, however, the display was up for just six hours before someone vandalized them with an X spray-painted on them.
"I don't know if we were really trying to make a statement, it sounded funny so we did it," Juanita said. "Most people have stopped and talked and liked it. I had one this morning who didn't like it at all."
"Right up the street there are signs that say, 'unmask the children, keep my school unmasked,'" Ted said. "We all have a right to express our opinion. It doesn't mean we have the right to destroy someone else's opinion."
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Great 2021 Halloween decoration idea, especially in the anti-vax neighborhoods https://t.co/97sjauQnXV— Jimmy (@Jimmy) 1633051408.0
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