Actor Idris Elba pushed back against the conspiracy theory that there were some celebrities paid to report that they had contracted COVID-19, or the coronavirus.
The actor and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, have both tested positive for the highly contagious respiratory infection.
"I think the debate about rich and poor and who's getting it and who's not, I think, is not a healthy debate," Elba told his followers on an Instagram live. "It's like, I got a test but I also got COVID. Does that make me preferential? I don't understand that.
"It shouldn't be about whether rich or poor gets it," Elba added. "I think that the negativity around test-shaming is counterproductive.”