Was Akon refusing to touch Congo concertgoers?
The singer has just been accused over the past couple days of trying to protect himself from ebola by performing in a giant plastic bubble in the Democratic Republic of Congo on September 21st.
Was he really that afraid of the vicious virus?
Um, probably not.
Sure, Akon jumped around in a plastic bubble, but those giant hamster balls have been around for years! You may have seen them at the concerts of The Flaming Lips, Diplo, and Peter Gabriel.
The GIF of Akon crowd surfing in one (above) is actually from before the ebola scare - WAY back in 2010!
What's more, Akon wasn't even in the bubble the whole time! He was touching audience members like any other concert! Check out the video proof (below)!