The Twitter account formerly used by the late Herman Cain fired off a head-scratching message on Sunday, insisting that the coronavirus “isn’t as deadly” as once thought.
Cain died in July at the age of 74 after being hospitalized for more than a month with the COVID-19 infection.
His Twitter account ― now run by his family and social media managers ― tweeted:
Given Cain’s own cause of death, the tweet ― which was eventually deleted ― drew a rather stunned response from critics on social media:
This is the sassiest, “Surprise! I’m a zombie now!” announcement ever https://t.co/P5tBLJoEtW— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 31, 2020
Can we dig Herman up and have independent doctors confirm this?— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) August 31, 2020
PS: Do you know how fucking creepy it is that you continue to tweet from his account? https://t.co/QCyR1LxnXx
EFFING IRONIC: a person (Herman Cain) who died of #COVID19 tweets from the dead to tell us that COVID is not as deadly as it is made out to be.— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 31, 2020
P.s. bonus for also tweeting a false “6%” conspiracy theory.
➡️ Please report this account below for “fake” name. Cain passed away. https://t.co/c9X3tk3ms8
Losing my mind that Herman Cain's zombie twitter account is tweeting conspiracy nonsense about how Covid isn't real despite the fact HERMAN CAIN DIED FROM COVID. https://t.co/GsKAkjU3G2— Intellectual Duck Web (@pixelkitties) August 31, 2020
This is the same virus that killed Herman Cain you're talking about, right? https://t.co/iLyiimXM0b— Lee J. Carter (@carterforva) August 31, 2020
The fact that Herman Cain’s Twitter account is tweeting about how Covid-19 isn’t as deadly as ✨the media✨ makes it out to be when Cain’s death was the result of Covid-19 is just absolutely pure lol.— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) August 31, 2020
Herman Cain being killed by a pandemic and then later tweeting that the pandemic isn't really that deadly isn't the most important thing to happen in 2020 but it is by far the craziest https://t.co/J96aaOvaKt— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) August 31, 2020
Tell that to Herman Cai—— The The Commisariat of Benightenment (@trumpmenbashi) August 30, 2020
Did Christopher Nolan direct this tweet?— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) August 31, 2020
Whoever is running Herman Cain’s account is trolling us now. https://t.co/y21LTH7odN— Yvette wants you to please just wear the @#% mask. (@TheSciBabe) August 31, 2020