The always-mad, forever-entertaining Autoblopnik automotive news parody site has released a satirical article involving the ebola virus, General Motors’ responsibility for facilitating its spread, and a widespread recall to encompass “probably in the neighborhood of all” General Motors vehicles on the road.
According to Autoblopnik, the American automaker is assuming responsibility for the spread of ebola because they “have reason to believe that several of the latest ebola victims either owned, drove, rode in, or saw a General Motors vehicle,” according to made-up General Motors representative Eric Beauregard “E-Bo” LaVirus.
The figment of Autoblopnik‘s wildly hilarious imagination continued: “In the interest of safety, we think it’s best to assume that the outbreak of this dreadful disease is somehow related to our products.” This article is dry and witty automotive satire at its very best, capitalizing on the slew of General Motors scandals that have cropped up in the recent past. From the never-ending ignition switch fiasco that has so far been linked to at least 30 deaths, to the Takata airbag recall shared with a handful of other major automakers, General Motors can’t seem to keep itself out of the world’s pessimistic news headlines.
We certainly hope that General Motors can help get this domestic ebola outbreak under control, and add the following haunting and condemning question: why has the NHTSA yet to recognize what we think is a rather obvious correlation?!