Halle Berry will mark a major milestone, but with coronavirus sweeping the globe, the 53-year-old actress made sure her Monday Instagram update wasn’t just about hitting 6 million followers. The Oscar winner took to the platform with a sizzling lingerie shot to mark the achievement, but a significant proportion of her caption was dedicated to COVID-19 – over 3,000 cases have now been confirmed in the U.S., with the global death toll sitting at over 7,100.
Check out the photo, the message, and the response below, plus the new celeb faces confirmed positive just today.
Halle’s photo had received a little video editing via star filters, but the black-and-white image was a still one. It showed the “John Wick” actress sizzling as she posed in a sexy and see-through black bra – Halle tends to opt out of flashing her cleavage without sneaky shadows to cover her, but this photo broke the mold.
Halle posed with her brown hair cascading down her shoulders, opening with a caption mentioning her new follower milestone.
“Well damn… 6 million followers!! Y’all are truly the most inspiring supportive and positive people I could have ever asked for,” she began.
Halle continued to mention social distancing, something that singer Taylor Swift made headlines for encouraging this week.
“Feeling all the love while rolling around the house and practicing that #SocialDistancing life… pj’s all day woo hoo!! Shout out to those of us going a little stir crazy and to the parents who just got a lot more on their plate!” she continued, adding:
“Joking aside, these are serious times – my heart is with those that are sick and those whose income has been affected – I can only pray that things pick up as quickly as they can. Hoping everyone stays clean, safe and correctly informed! LOVE you guys.”
While celebs today have been slammed for their social media posts – Jennifer Lopez’s shoe line announcement was deemed “bad timing” by fans, with Gal Gadot’s social distancing post seeing her probed for having the luxury to stay home – little backlash, if any, came Halle’s way.
“Love you and stay safe!” one fan wrote.
“The real goat! Love you queen!” another said.
“Beautiful photo. Stay healthy and strong and safe. God watch over your kids” was another comment.
The video itself also clocked an impressive 153,000+ views in under an hour.
The celebrity faces confirming they’ve tested positive for coronavirus just keep on climbing. Earlier today, British actor Idris Elba drove Twitter into meltdown after he confirmed he’s positive with COVID-19. Also making headlines today has been “Quantum of Solace” actress and former “Bond” girl Olga Kurylenko.
The above names add to Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson’s coronavirus announcement last week, with NBA faces testing positive now including Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, and Christian Woods.
As to celebrities staying home, Serena Williams has announced a six-week solitude period, with star such as Lisa Rinna and Larsa Pippen appearing to stay home.