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Vanessa Hudgens is apologizing for a viral video in which the High School Musical actress says she “respects” the coronavirus, but she doesn’t think it’s that big of a deal because people die all of the time. It, uh, it wasn’t great. Via THR:
During the clip, Hudgens, who is looking directly at the camera, responds to shutdown orders that some — including President Donald Trump — have said could last as long as July or August. “Um, yeah, ’til July sounds like a bunch of bullshit,” she said of a potential quarantine to her 38.4 million followers. “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?”
Hudgens ended the video by saying, “I don’t know. Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now?” which is a bit of understatement because the clip immediately went viral after it was shared by journalist Yashar Ali who called the actress’ remarks “horrible and heartless,” which prompted an intense backlash on social media.
What a horrible and heartless message for you to share with the younger people who look up to you @VanessaHudgens pic.twitter.com/p0vIekdigP
— Yashar Ali ???? @yashar March 17, 2020After seeing her name Trending on Twitter - she made it all the way to #1 in the U.S. - Hudgens quickly tossed up a new Instagram Live video that didn’t give big ups to the coronavirus as she urged her 38 million followers to treat the situation seriously:
“I realize that some of my comments are being taken out of context. It’s a crazy time. it’s a crazy, crazy, time, and I am at home and I am in lockdown and I hope that’s what you guys are doing, too; in full quarantine and staying safe and sane. I don’t take this situation lightly by any means. Stay inside y’all.”
Staying inside is obviously the best advice right now, but if you’re Vanessa Hudgens, taking a social media break might not be a bad idea, too. Just as a precaution.
Via THR, Yashar Ali, Instagram
EXCLUSIVE: Nabiyah Be Black Panther, newcomer Will Harrison, Suki Waterhouse The Bad Batch, and Josh Whitehouse Poldark have been cast opposite Riley Keough and Sam Claflin in musical drama series Daisy Jones & The Six, based on the best-selling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, from Amazon Studios and Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine.
Daisy Jones & The Six details the spectacular rise and precipitous fall of a renowned fictional rock band in the 1970s.
Be will play Simone Jackson, Daisy’s closest friend and fellow musician who unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of the underground disco scene of the mid 1970s.
Harrison will portray Graham Dunne, Billy’s little brother whose desire to form a band ignites the spark that takes them all from small town Pittsburgh boys to the top of the charts.
Waterhouse is Karen Sirko, a true original and one of the first women in the overwhelmingly male world of rock and roll.
Whitehouse will play Eddie Roundtree, fiery bassist of The Six who can’t seem to shake the chip on his shoulder that comes from being in someone else’s band. Daisy Jones & The Six will be executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine, Brad Mendelsohn for Circle of Confusion, Niki Caro and showrunner Will Graham. Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber created the series and also serve as executive producers, with Taylor Jenkins Reid as producer.
Be appeared opposite Michael B. Jordan in Marvel's Black Panther. On the stage, Be originated the role of Eurydice in Rachel Chavkin's and Anais Mitchell's Hadestown at New York Theater Workshop, and won a Drama Desk Award as part of the ensemble of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play at MCC. Be is repped by ICM Partners and Suskin Management.
Newcomer Harrison is a 2019 graduate of The Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
Waterhouse’s credits include The Bad Batch and Assassination Nation.
Whitehouse most recently starred alongside Vanessa Hudgens in Netflix's fantasy comedy romance The Knight Before Christmas. On television he’s known for a major arc in the third and fourth seasons of BBC/PBS drama series Poldark. Upcoming for Whitehouse in 2020 are features In Valley Girl, Rachel Goldenberg's musical adaptation of the original 1983 film; and The Happy Worker opposite Thomas Haden Church and Colm Meaney. He’s repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, United Agents and Gang Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.