Vanessa Hudgens has apologised for an “insensitive” Instagram video which seemed to question the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic.
— Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens) March 17, 2020
The High School Musical star told fans: “Even if everybody gets it, like yeah, people are going to die, which is terrible… but inevitable?”
She first said her comments were taken out of context, the actor now says her words were “not at all appropriate”.
She added: “This has been a huge wake up call.”
The 31-year-old went live on Instagram on Monday seemingly responding to Donald Trump’s announcement that the coronavirus pandemic could stretch into July and August.
“Until July sounds like a bunch of…” she said, adding: “It’s a virus, I get it, I respect it.”
After her comments started to circulate on Twitter, the actor/singer got back on Instagram to clarify.
“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,” she told her 38.4 million followers.
“I don’t take this situation lightly, by any means, I am home.”
Courtesy of bbc.com.