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Actress Vanessa Hudgens Under Fire For Controversial Coronavirus Comments

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By Marisa Roman

Vanessa Hudgens, the 31-year-old actress and singer, has recently come under fire for some controversial comments she had made about the coronavirus during an Instagram Live session. The former High School Musical alum share some of her own criticisms about the suggestion of social distancing and the other various safety measures which are intended to be in place until July. The young actress went on to say, “Til' July sounds like a bunch of bulls—, I'm sorry.” To which left some of her followers scratching their heads.

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After calling the safety suggestions bulls—, Hudgens then went on to say, “But like, it's a virus, I get it, I respect it but at the same time like, even if everybody gets it, like, yeah, people are gonna die, which is terrible, but like, inevitable? I don't know. Maybe I shouldn't be doing this right now.” Once the IG live was posted and then circulated, Hudgens began to receive tons of criticism from her followers as well as others who saw the video and found it horrible and heartless.

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In the wake of the backlash, Hudgens again took to social media and explained that what she said was taken out of context. Hudgens followed up by saying, “So yesterday I did an Instagram Live and I realized today that some of my comments are being taken out of context. It's a crazy time. It's a crazy, crazy time and I am at home and in lockdown and that's what I hope you guys are doing too - in full quarantine and staying safe and sane."

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Hudgens concluded the social media post by saying she was taking the coronavirus seriously and advised her fans to stay at home. Later on, Hudgens ended up posting to her nearly 40 million Instagram followers that she donated to Feeding America. Hudgens captioned the photo, “It’s a crazy time out there in the world. School closures, job disruptions, lack of paid sick leave and the coronavirus’ disproportionate impact on adults age 60 and older and low-income families are all contributing to the demands placed on food banks across the country. Join me in supporting @feedingamerica today.”

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Amidst all the coronavirus controversy the actress found herself embroiled in over the last few days, that didn’t stop her from sharing again, another social media video addressing the fact it is St. Patrick’s Day and that she would rather be in a pub. The actress said, “You guys, I just realized today is St. Patty's Day and I wish we were in a pub. But, we're not, because of lockdown. But, Happy St. Patty's Day.” The actress is seen dancing and laughing in the video.

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