R&B singer Chris Brown tweeted that Ebola, which has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa, is a kind of population control.
The 25-year-old singer took to Twitter to make the controversial statement about the disease.
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"I don't know... But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. It is getting crazy bruh," he wrote. He instead shared his own conspiracy theory, suggesting that the pandemic has been deliberately manufactured to combat the world’s rising population.
I don't know ... But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. Shit is getting crazy bruh.— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) October 13, 2014
Brown received backlash after sending out the tweets.
"He has obviously ignored Twitter's key rule: Think before you tweet. This is a global emergency about three countries struggling with a deadly disease, countries whose health systems are under immense strain," Jane Moyo, a spokesperson for British charity Action Aid, said.
He followed up his musings with another tweet, perhaps acknowledging his comment was ill-advised, which read: “Let me shut my bl*** *** up!”
The first person who was diagnosed with Ebola in the US died last week and a Dallas nurse who had "extensive contact" with him during his treatment was also infected.