Idris Elba is shutting down Cardi B’s conspiracy theory about celebrities getting paid to say they have COVID-19.
“That’s stupid” are the words Idris Elba used to describe Cardi’s theory. The British actor was recently diagnosed with the coronavirus. Shortly after the news was made public, his wife fell victim to the disease as well after admittedly staying with him in quarantine.
It all started when Cardi B, went on Instagram Live to share her conspiracy theory about COVID-19.
“I’m starting to feel like y’all ni**as is paying ni**as to say that they got it,” the Grammy-winning rapper said live on Instagram days ago. “And if y’all are paying ni**as to say that they got it, pay me too.”
Idris Elba said in a statement that he doesn’t get the point of lying, and the idea of him faking it is preposterous. “I think that the negativity around test shaming is like counterproductive. I don’t see what people get out of that,” the actor said. There have been several racial attacks, xenophobic assaults, and a general lack of regard for people of East Asia since news of the coronavirus in China first emerged.
Elba went on to say, “And also this idea that someone like myself is going to be paid to say I’ve got coronavirus. That’s like absolute bullshi*t, such stupidness,” he continued. “And people wanna spread that as if it’s like news. That’s stupid.”
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