ABC aired its one-long special “Disney Family Singalong” on Thursday night during which a host of stars performed some of the classic songs from Disney shows and movies. Among those who made an appearance was Vanessa Hudgens, who reunited with “High School Musical” cast to perform “We’re All in This Together.”
It was Hudgens’ first public appearance since her tone deaf coronavirus comments she made on social media a month ago.
“Til’ July sounds like a bunch of bulls—, I’m sorry,” she said at the time. “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.”
She later attempted to explain her comments. “So yesterday I did an Instagram Live and I realized today that some of my comments are being taken out of context,” she said the next day. “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. I don’t take this situation lightly by any means. I am home. So stay inside y’all.”
Viewers were not about to forget what she’d said previously about the pandemic.
“I bet the families of people who died of the Coronavirus were very excited to see Vanessa Hudgens on this,” one person tweeted.
“Don’t let Vanessa Hudgens getting in on this Disney singalong distract you from the fact that she said she didn’t care if people died of coronavirus,” another wrote.
“Why is Vanessa Hudgens participating in the Disney Family Singalong given the awful, insensitive things she said about Coronavirus?” someone asked.
Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.