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Idris Elba Is Angry About Rumors That Claim Celebrities Are Paid To Fake Coronavirus Diagnoses

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By Carolyn B.

The response to COVID-19 -- previously known as the Coronavirus -- has been decidedly mixed. Some took the virus seriously from the jump. Others thought the fear over the outbreak was exaggerated and accused people who were taking precautions of fear-mongering.

At this point, we now know how big of a deal COVID-19 really is and can be. The virus has progressed to the point of being labeled a global pandemic and is considered highly contagious. And yet, debates still rage on. Especially in Hollywood.

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Evangeline Lilly Thinks It's A Hoax

Evangeline Lilly
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Evangeline Lilly does not believe in the pandemic, she seems to think it's all a hoax, purposefully planned for the election year. Lilly made this clear when an Instagram photo caption upset her followers and prompted questions about self-isolation.

Lilly claimed her children were happily laughing and playing when she dropped them off for gymnastics that morning, despite many people already choosing to quarantine themselves. The Ant-Man And The Wasp star said choosing to quarantine was a form of willingly giving up freedom.

Psychics, Fingers, And Advocating Social Distancing

Kim Kardashian
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The Kardashian and Jenner family has seen mixed reactions to their response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Kylie Jenner initially upset people with a photo of her finger in her mouth after the CDC recommended not touching your face. And Kim Kardashian was accused of spreading disinformation after sharing a message from Kourtney Kardashian referencing a supposed psychic prediction of the virus.

Since then, the Keeping Up With The Kardashian stars have become advocates for COVID-19 precautions. They have posted videos for proper hand-washing, self-quarantine, and social distancing.

Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard Waive Rent

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
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Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard understand not only the severity of the outbreak but the aftermath of self-isolation. Many have worried about jobs and rent in the middle of shutting down entire countries for weeks or months at a time. And Bell and Shepard have heard these concerns.

Reports say the couple owns some rental properties and that they are waiving rent for the month of April for everyone who lives in their buildings. Their property manager also promised to work with tenants as they get back on their feet following the quarantine period.

Not A Money-Making Scheme

Idris Elba
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Hobbes And Shaw star Idris Elba was previously confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 virus along with stars like Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and Prince Charles. Many celebrities have shown no symptoms, or have only reported mild cases of the illness.

Some people -- including rapper Cardi B. -- have accused celebrities of faking their COVID-19 diagnosis. Cardi B. implied that stars were being paid to say they had contracted the virus. Elba is upset by these types of conspiracy theories, bluntly calling them "stupid." He claims people spreading these rumors as if they were "news" is a very quick way to "get people sick."

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