Vanessa Hudgens Apologises Following Backlash Over Coronavirus Comments

The actress said it was ‘inevitable’ that people were going to die

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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Over the past few days, as the coronavirus pandemic isolates, stars have been urging their fans to stay indoors so that they don’t catch - or spread - the virus. But one celebrity who took a slightly different approach was Vanessa Hudgens{ =nofollow}. (You know, Gabriella from High School Musical, in case you forgot.)

Taking to her Instagram live on Monday, she told fans that being potentially quarantined{ =nofollow}until July was ‘a bunch of bullshit’. ‘I'm sorry, but like, it's a virus,’ she continued. ‘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?’

Obviously, her comments didn’t go down too well, with many sharing their disgust on social media yesterday. (Meanwhile, others sarcastically joked that they were grateful to get an opinion from a medical expert.) And some said that she was trying to stay relevant, considering Coachella - which she is always photographed at in various costumes - had been postponed until October.

Following the backlash, the actress has now apologised for her comments, which many called ‘heartless’. ‘Hey guys,’ she wrote on Twitter. ‘I'm so sorry for the way I have offended anyone and everyone who has seen the clip from my Instagram live yesterday. I realise my words were insensitive and not at all appropriate for the situation our country and the world are in right now.’

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