Vanessa Hudgens Facing Backlash Over Coronavirus
Vanessa Hudgens has always been the fun next-door girl you can hit up whenever you need a night of fun. However, she recently landed in hot water over some comments she made about the COVID-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) outbreak.
Vanessa Hudgens Faces Backlash From Fans
The former Disney star took to Instagram live to talk about the global pandemic that is coronavirus. However, some of her comments seemed inappropriate and insensitive to the public. Especially the fact that she described the growing toll of deaths from the virus “inevitable.”
Vanessa Hudgens told her fans on her live, “…’Till July sounds like a bunch of bulls–t. I’m sorry, but like it’s a virus. I get it. I respect it. But at the same time, even if everybody gets it, like, yeah, people are gonna die, which is terrible but inevitable. I don’t know. Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now.”
However, the High School Musical star took to Twitter to apologize for her words.
“I’m so sorry for the way I have offended anyone who has seen the clip from my Instagram live yesterday,” Hudgens wrote. “I realize my words were insensitive and not at all appropriate for the situation 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 also posted another video on Instagram advising her fans to stay indoors like she is. “I realized today that some of my comments are being taken out of context,” the 31-year-old said. “Um, It’s a crazy time. It’s a crazy, crazy time. And I am at home in lockdown and that’s what I hope you guys are doing, too. In full quarantine and staying safe and sane. I don’t take this situation lightly by any means.”
Just a few days ago, Vanessa Hudgens had pledged her support for a food bank network helping those impacted by COVID-19 called Feeding America.