While the coronavirus pandemic is spreading across the globe like nothing that we have seen before, there are still deniers of it happening. For example, Cardi B said that some celebrities are being paid to say that they are positive, all in an effort to make the “coronavirus” conspiracy appear to be less “conspirative”.
Idris Elba decided to step in and slam the female rapper for saying such “stupid” things. Remember that Idris Elba as well as many other actors such as Tom Hanks and Olga Kurylenko have been tested positive for SARS Cov-2 and had to spend some time in self-isolation and recovery.
His reaction is quite understandable since Cardi B made a really insensitive comment during her live broadcast on Instagram saying that all these celebrities who were tested positive are acting like paid influencers who promote various health products on their social network pages.
Idris Elba was very irritated by this statement and noticed in his own public statement that the idea that people like him are being paid is stupid. He also added that spreading such fake news could be really dangerous and encourage more people to behave irresponsibly making more people sick.
In his statement, he said that he doesn’t even understand the logic of the statement made by the rapper on her Instagram.
The anger of the actor who was recently tested positive is not only understandable but also can be a very important public service announcement. He said that such stories in the news cycle can really confuse the public and make many people who cannot self-isolate in large mansions very vulnerable.