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Idris Elba Fires Back At Claims “Celebrities” Were Paid To Claim Virus Positive

“I think the debate about rich and poor and who’s getting it and who’s not, I think, is not a healthy debate. It’s like, I got a test but I also got Covid. Does that make me preferential? I don’t understand that” Idris Elba said. 

Idris Elba has slammed the viral notion that celebrities are being paid to testify that they tested positive for the coronavirus. The British actor made a live video earlier stating that he tested positive for the coronavirus while assuring that he’s fine with no symptoms and there is no need for panics.

“This idea that someone like myself is gonna be paid to say I’ve got coronavirus? That’s absolute bulls***,” Elba said. “Such stupidness. People wanna spread that as if it’s news. That’s stupid.

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“It’s the quickest way to get people sick because there’s no benefit to me and “Elba’s wife” Sabrina sitting here saying we’ve got it if we ain’t got it. I don’t even understand the logic of that.”

Although Idris Elba didn’t name the source of the conspiracy theory, it’s clear he was reacting to American rapper “Cardi B” who initially mention that in her own Instagram Live video.

“Let’s say if I have the coronavirus right now,” the rapper said. “How am I supposed to know I got it? Because sometimes I be like, ‘If y’all have a cough, you have it.’

“But then I be seeing these basketball players say like, ‘Yeah, I have the coronavirus, but I don’t got no symptoms.’ So how the f*** am I supposed to know when I’m supposed to get tested for it?”

She continued, “I’m starting to feel like y’all n****s is paying n****s to say that they got it, and if you are paying n****s to say that they got it, pay me, too!”

Idris Elba took to his Instagram to fire back at the claim by Cardi B whose attack targeted celebrities who said they have tested positive for the coronavirus. A lot of political figures and entertainment celebrities have openly stated their coronavirus status because they can afford the payment, leaving the ordinary people who can’t afford it.

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“I think the debate about rich and poor and who’s getting it and who’s not, I think, is not a healthy debate. It’s like, I got a test but I also got Covid. Does that make me preferential? I don’t understand that” Idris Elba said.

“This isn’t a movie. I’m not an actor right now. I’m just a human being and I just happen to be in the public eye. So I want people to understand that this is very real. I don’t feel like I’m privileged because I got a test because I actually contracted it,” he added.

Idris Elba, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, said that the pandemic is Earth’s response to being “damaged”.

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