Vanessa Hudgens has issued an apology for comments she made about the coronavirus.
Responding to the media saying a lockdown could last until July, she said: "Um, yeah, ’til July sounds like a bunch of bullshit.
"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?"
She did backtrack a bit, and said, "I don’t know. Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now?
"Let’s help each other out rather than freaking the fuck out. Kk?"
Many were furious at Hudgens, and spoke out on Twitter.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 17, 2020
.@VanessaHudgens, I saw your video. I saw it twice to be fair. By the end, you seemed to realize your commets were reckless. I'm sure you're a good person. My daughter is 3, a cancer survivor with a new liver. She fought to live. She's immuno compromised. Think of her next time.
— Wajahat "Social Distance Yourself" Ali (@WajahatAli) March 17, 2020
Imagine being as selfish as Vanessa Hudgens. “People are gonna die...but it’s inevitable” NO, IT IS AVOIDABLE IF WE ALL STAY HOME OTHERWISE THE LIFES OF EVERYONE WILL BE ON RISK. ESPECIALLY OLD PEOPLE OR WITH AN INSUFFICIENT IMMUNE SISTEM. I’m frustrated. https://t.co/McJ3fnp1Uc
— natasha (fan account) (@swifttselena) March 17, 2020
Hudgens responded to the backlash yesterday. She said her comments were taken out of context.
Vanessa Hudgens responds to the backlash, saying her comments were taken out of context. pic.twitter.com/KCGSrHktaL
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 17, 2020
She later issued an apology across social media.
— Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens) March 17, 2020