‘Listen up dips**ts’: Fed up Kentucky mayor goes on Facebook rant about people not taking coronavirus seriously

A Kentucky mayor who is unwell and drained of persons not getting the coronavirus pandemic severely took to Facebook on Monday to express his inner thoughts in no unsure terms.

“Pay attention up dips**ts and sensible people today,” Mayor Gabe Brown of Walton, Kentucky, wrote in a community neighborhood team on the social media system.

“I could possibly not have the ideal bedside manor [sic]. I could not place you at ease like the Governor does, but I you should not care. You require to realize that this is a really serious ordeal. In truth, it’s a huge [f***ing] offer. Remain at home,” he wrote.

Brown complained that he is tired of taking part in conference calls about COVID-19, saying he normally takes “3 a day.” He went on to assure constituents that he hasn’t specified them information and facts to “induce worry” but so that they would be “informed.”

“Possibly, just possibly, I am privy to info that you are not. I’m sorry for currently being the gossiping Mayor,” he extra.

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“If you you should not like what I’m telling you, then go invest in some toilet paper,” Brown joked, just before expressing that he prays every single evening that the government and people of his condition, county, and area will end executing “nonsensical issues.”

“Address this critically. If you do not, then screw you (f#ck you is what I want to say, but I cannot),” he wrote.

The place is in its 2nd 7 days of the president’s 15 Days to Sluggish the Spread initiative that encourages Americans to keep away from groups much larger than 10, observe fantastic hygiene, work from residence if achievable, and comply with the directions of point out and local authorities.

In Kentucky, in which the outbreak so considerably has not been as intense as more populous states these as New York, California, and Washington, officials have however enacted demanding measures to overcome the distribute.

Having said that, inhabitants in some situations have been significantly less than eager on complying. Final 7 days, a COVID-19 patient in the point out refused to self-quarantine, and in reaction, Gov. Andy Beshear purchased law enforcement to stand guard outside the house his property. Then on Wednesday, Beshear noted that a team of millennials in the state experienced thrown a “coronavirus social gathering” to flout social distancing rules — only for one particular of them to afterwards check favourable for the virus.