Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, rapstress Cardi B has made headlines for expressing her concerns. Chief among said worries is that celebrities are being paid to tell the public they have been infected by the disease – a feat, she argues, only sensationalizes the phenomenon and increases fears among commonfolk.
A week after nabbing headlines for announcing his coronavirus-positive status, actor Idris Elba took personal offense to B’s conspiracy theory and responded by branding her opinion, ‘bullsh*t.’
That’s not all he said. Look inside for his clap back:
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“I think the negativity around ‘test shaming’ is counterproductive,” Elba said. “I don’t see what people get out of that. Also this idea that someone like myself is going to be paid to say I’ve got coronavirus, that’s, like, absolute bulls—, such stupidness.”
The 47-year-old and his wife are just two of many celebrities who have come forward to reveal they’ve been stricken by the disease.
As of time reported, over 400,000 cases have been confirmed around the globe overall.
Cardi B calls out celebrities & the government:
“If [Trump] is saying ‘if you don’t have any symptoms of the Coronavirus do not get tested because we don’t have enough tests’ but a celebrity is saying ‘I don’t have symptoms but I got tested & I’m positive’ that causes confusion” pic.twitter.com/VgKFqIBH8h
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