Vanessa Hudgens is in hot water after making what many have called insensitive comments about the coronavirus.
The “High School Musical” alum, 31, took to Instagram for a live video chat with fans during her self-quarantine period this week. In the clip, Hudgens made comments about the deadly virus and the potential months-long timeline of quarantine for the United States.
“Um, yeah, ’til July sounds like a bunch of bulls–t,” she told the camera. “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?”
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After a short pause, she backtracked, “I don’t know. Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now.”
But in response to the backlash, Hudgens spoke out.
“Some of my comments are being taken out of context,” she began. “It’s a crazy time and I am at home and in lockdown.”
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Hudgens later apologized for her comments: “I’m so sorry for the way I have offended anyone and everyone who see the clip from my Instagram live yesterday. I realize my words were insensitive and not at all appropriate for the situation our country and the world are in right now. This has been a huge wakeup call about the significance my word have, now more than ever. I’m sending safe wishes to everyone to stay safe and healthy during this crazy time.”
In response to all the backlash, Chrissy Teigen asked fans on Twitter to lay off Hudgens for having a “dumb f**kin moment.”
“The selfishness of these kids is infuriating. Some of us have loved ones who are extremely vulnerable,” one Twitter user wrote in response to the original clip.
Another added, “This will haunt her for the rest of her life. To laugh at this unthinkable tragedy, with an almost unimaginable scale of suffering. Unconscionable.”