Due to the heightened ability of persuasion, the following of the fool is not worse, because , at least in American and/or visual culture, the fool has tools that are used to get the follower to follow. This means that the follower is more of a product of visual culture, and the original fool may be slightly, but still, more to blame.
If the fool is very foolish, then their foolish leadership should be questioned.
If you follow something without any level of critical/ self thinking, then you are simply like a sheep. Just following because you cannot see or understand the foolishness if your leader, and without using your own brain
While a fool is indeed a fool, the one who follows the fool is without a doubt the greater fool. The follower does not use his or her own brain to understand that the fool is indeed a fool. Instead, the follower blindly follows the fool without regard to any sense of self worth.