Oh boy. So, on Monday, Vanessa Hudgens did an Instagram live stream and said some things about the coronavirus that will make you mad, laugh, and also just be totally confused in general.
In the clip, you can hear her basically making light of the whole coronavirus pandemic saying that people dying from it is inevitable.
At the end of the clip she laughs off everything she said and says, "I don't know, maybe I shouldn't be doing this right now."
It's pretty clear why she is receiving so much backlash for this little "rant" of hers and definitely exemplified her privilege during the pandemic.
What Vanessa fails to account for besides the fact that people are sick and some are "inevitably" dying, is the amount of anxiety being dealt with throughout the fear of this. People aren't just anxious being stuck at home, they're scared because of the fear of a loved one who has health problems contracting it or an elderly relative.
There are high school and college seniors who are missing the rest of their senior year memories and milestones.
There are people who have gotten laid off or can't go to work and are losing their money to pay the bills.
The take that she had was extremely insensitive and wildly offputting for most people.
On Tuesday, Vanessa posted another video to her Instagram story acting as though she was completely caught off guard by the reaction to her Instagram live comments. In her post, she urges everyone to stay home and lets everyone know that she is taking the coronavirus very seriously.
She tells her audience that her words were "taken out of context," and that she is in full quarantine.
Yesterday afternoon she also tweeted, FINALLY, apologizing for what she said.
Chrissy Teigan took to Vanessa Hudgens' defense on Twitter after the hateful comments continued to roll in.
Let's hope that moving forward we can just altogether avoid content like that and get more content like this: