Are we Americans getting dumber? No, I doubt it. It may seem like that sometimes, but these people have always been with us. They just find it easier to publicize their stupidity these days.
Maybe this is just a publicity gimmick, I don't know. As the Los Angeles Times says:
Did we mention B.o.B. is promoting a new album? Well he is. But he insists those things are definitely not related.
So far, B.o.B. -- nee Bobby Ray Simmons -- has posted almost 50 images of the supposedly flat planet, along with quotes from the 2014 book "The Flat Earth Conspiracy" by Eric Dubay.
(Dubay is known for his series of YouTube videos, including a two-hour production that claims to offer “200 Proofs Earth is Not a Spinning Ball.” He also denies the existence of evolution, nuclear bombs, gravity and the Holocaust.)
But hey, you can make a living as a professional crazy person. Just ask Alex Jones, among many others.
Of course, it doesn't have to be about money (though it usually is). If you really want to be a celebrity, being batshit crazy is a good way to get attention, too. He could just be trolling.