With COVID-19 sweeping the globe, and the pandemic raging full-speed ahead, many countries have esentially shut down so that people can stay at home. People are hoping to help flatten the curve, and some movie stars and influencers were asked to speak out to their followers about staying at home as well. Many stars are putting on shows from their front yard or inside their home.
However, some people have dumped hot water all over themselves, and are drowning in it. One such person is Vanessa Hudgens, of High School Musical. She expressed her opinion of COVID-19 during a live video when a fan asked her too, and... well.
They came for her.
Hudgens' comment was: “I’m sorry, but like, it’s a virus, I get it, like, I respect it, but at the same time I’m like, even if everybody gets it, like yeah, people are going to die, which is terrible but like, inevitable?”
It was extremely insensitive, especially to say in mid-March as the pandemic was picking up speed across the US and the world. She was doing a makeup tutorial and a fan asked her for her thoughts on the virus and on how people were quarantining themselves.
People began to fire back immediately. They slammed her for being insensitive, pointing out that health care workers and first responders are putting their lives in danger everyday, despite people who act like the virus is nothing to worry about.
Hudgens did apologize, saying that her comments were insensitive and that she was sorry. However, that damage was done, it's a black mark on her social media past, it'll never fade away.