Coronavirus in Hollywood: Vanessa Hudgens Apologises After Instagram Video Sparks Outrage
Vanessa Hudgens posted a rather controversial Instagram Live video, which many users have termed as “heartless” and “brutal”. She has now taken back her words! Find out how it all started
This is a very sensitive time for the world. The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in many falling prey to the infection and the loss of several lives too. Celebrities carry the baggage of social responsibility. It is their duty to spread happiness and positive vibes in stressful times because their followers look up to them for inspiration. Hollywood star Vanessa Hudgens was recently slammed when she posted a rather controversial Instagram Live video, which many users have termed as “heartless” and “brutal”. The High School Musical actor had complained about the US response to the pandemic in the initial clip she posted but it did not sit well with anyone, let alone her fans!
"Umm, yeah, 'til July sounds like a bunch of crap," she said in response to the potential timeline for being quarantined. The 31-year-old continued, "I'm sorry, but like, it's a virus, I get it, like, I respect it, but at the same time I'm like, even if everybody gets it, like yeah, people are going to die, which is terrible but like, inevitable?" Hudgens then seemed to hold back her words a bit, telling her million followers, "I don’t know. Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now." But the damage was already done.
Social media users described her comments as horrible and crude. Following the backlash, the actress posted a video on her Instagram story, saying her words had been "taken out of context". Hudgens said, "I don't take this situation lightly by any means. So stay inside y'all.” After saying it was “inevitable” and millions of people would die from coronavirus, Hudgens has now apologised and 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 realise 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 wakeup 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.”