Despite much of the world being in panic mode over the deadly coronavirus, some Mexicans have infused their culture and traditions with the Covid-19 in some images which have circulated Western social media circles.
Cumbia dances and piñatas have been spotted online as the Central American country makes cheer from an otherwise bleak situation.
Post Millennial editor-at-large, Andy Ngo, posted a tweet containing a short dance with an individual dressed up as a virus protein donning a conical hat surrounded by performers in doctors’ outfits.
Ngo tweeted: “Last week at the Ocampo 2020 carnival in Mexico, a children’s dance segment about health features a person wearing a coronavirus costume and an Asian conical hat.”
Last week at the Ocampo 2020 carnival in Mexico, a children’s dance segment about health features a person wearing a coronavirus costume and an Asian conical hat. pic.twitter.com/w8xY116k1t
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) March 9, 2020
The contrast between Western politically correct sensitivities and countries relatively untouched by similar faux moralities or language-policing was brought up in the comments section.
One Twitter user tweeted: “Things like this are totally normal to people who aren’t familiar with PC culture. It’s refreshing.”
“No PC culture must be refreshing,” added another.
“There you go! The song they are dancing to is : la cumbia del Coronavirus. The song says to wash your hands, to avoid shaking hands , etc.,” wrote a third.
There you go! The song they are dancing to is : la cumbia del Coronavirus. The song says to wash your hands, to avoid shaking hands , etc. pic.twitter.com/kzSqAV302z
— Nora (@Elena77h) March 10, 2020
Aside from the colorful, informative dance of a music genre often strewn with references to gang life, debauchery, drinking, and other more marginalized themes; piñatas have also joined the party.
Meanwhile, in Mexico pic.twitter.com/ntDN1nuHvw
— I,Hypocrite (@lporiginalg) March 17, 2020
Similar to the festively clad protein dancing on stage, this time, the protein contained a indifferent paper emoji in the form of a Chinese man slapped across the middle of the green viral child’s party mainstay.
According to Infobae, Mexico has reported a confirmed 93 cases as the rest of the world places travel and social restrictions on their citizens in an effort to stifle the spread of the coronavirus which has claimed the lives of over 8,000 people around the world.
Mexico also considered closing their border with the USA to prevent further infections.