American actress and singer, Vanessa Hudgens, faced backlash after making contentious remarks about the coronavirus pandemic.
Vanessa Hudgens made the comments in a recent live video on Instagram, which surfaced like a storm online.
“Yeah, ‘til July sounds like a bunch of bulls-t***” she said of the potential quarantine timeline for the United States on Instagram.
She added:” Iam sorry, but like, it’s a virus, I get it, I respect it, but at the same time, like – even if everybody gets it.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 17, 2020
Like, yeah, people are gonna die. Which is terrible, but like – inevitable?”
She then seemed to backtrack a bit, telling her million followers, “I don’t know. Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now.”
Twitter users soon called out the actress for her comments.
vanessa hudgens publishing the story on oprah to make everyone forget about her pic.twitter.com/X5vk5LopTo
— r (@seventyrings) March 18, 2020
watching that video of vanessa hudgens talking about coronavirus pic.twitter.com/tekb2ZD4w2
— kathleen (@kathleen_hanley) March 17, 2020
— Paul Lidicul (@PaulLidicul) March 18, 2020
coronavirus: *wreaks havoc on humanity*
vanessa hudgens: pic.twitter.com/sloJaSSQD7
— m. h. murray (@yarrumhm) March 17, 2020
Not a got damn soul:
Vanessa Hudgens: pic.twitter.com/JAUL6P0n5J
— Negro Bane/Tha Shark (@thashark316) March 17, 2020
I know Vanessa Hudgens did not just say she doesn’t care if people die from coronavirus… no wonder why Austin Butler left her ass pic.twitter.com/QTPCA1p0GP
— 𝐒𝐚𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐚 (@stoleurdad) March 18, 2020
— Sameer khan (@CurryKhn99) March 18, 2020
the way vanessa hudgens said "yeah, people are gonna dieeee" omg cast her in a sorority movie asap. she has been playing all these bland wimpy girls when she has had a villain inside of her this whole time
— Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) March 17, 2020
vanessa hudgens on ig complaining about coachella getting cancelled & saying why does it matter this virus will kill people while ashley tisdale is on ig making quarantine dance videos proves what we’ve always known: sharpay was the true protagonist/hero of high school musical
— marie kondo security detail (@queerelladevil) March 17, 2020
She's 31 going on 12
Send out a public notice
DON'T BE A #VanessaHudgens 🤬
And since all the Vanessa's out there are heading to the Beach can we also require Florida & other states to CLOSE ALL BEACHES if they expect to get Federal funding in the future?
Cause they're killin us https://t.co/EUB7OVq639
— Alison Greene (@GrassrootsSpeak) March 18, 2020
“People do die, but wouldn’t you rather do your part than to risk being a factor in another’s misfortune?” said one user.
Hudgens took to social media after receiving backlash.
However, she apologized for her comments about the the global coronavirus outbreak on social media.
One day after Instagram Live video, Hudgens tweeted the following statement: “I’m sorry for the way I have offended anyone and everyone who has seen the clip from my Instagram live yesterday.
I realize me words were insensitive and not at all appropriate for the situation in our country and the world are in right now.
This has been a huge wake up call about the significance my words have, now more than ever.
I’m sending safe wishes to everyone to stay safe and healthy during this crazy time.”
— Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens) March 17, 2020