'Real Housewives' Star Ebola Masks Make Me Feel Better So Shut Up!

11/3/2014 6:00 AM PST

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Star Cynthia Bailey -- Ebola Masks Make Me Feel Better ... So Shut Up!

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"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Cynthia Bailey is telling her Ebola critics to kick rocks -- if she wants to wear an Ebola mask ... that's her right.

Bailey took a lot of heat when she posted a photo of herself wearing the mask on a plane, with the caption, "Better safe than sorry."

Bailey was coy about her flight into LAX -- but we know she was in the Philippines -- and we're not sure if she's moonwalking ... but now she says the mask was to protect others from her.