Idris Elba angrily denies ‘stupid’ celebrity coronavirus conspiracy theory

27 Mars, 2020, 05:11 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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On testing, he said: "It shouldn't be about whether the rich or poor gets it".

He said, "The idea that someone like myself is going to be paid to say I have coronavirus". Does that make me preferential?

Speaking to fans: Idris also spent time replying to followers, telling one who asked if he had had any symptoms at all: 'No not really. the day I got tested I had body aches and a headache'. It's no benefit to me and Sabrina saying that we got it and we ain't got it.

Addressing the freakish accusations levelled at him, the British screen hunk continued: "And the idea that someone like myself is going to be paid to say I have coronavirus".

"Such stupidness. People wanna spread that as if it's news".

'That's when the person that came up positive, that was the time I got in contact with that person.

The Luther star previously released a statement saying he had tested positive for coronavirus and is now in self-isolation wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba.

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The 47-year-old star insisted he's "not an actor right now" and wanted people to understand the virus was "very real".

"I don't feel like I'm privileged because I got a test because I actually contracted it", he said.

It is not clear why celebrities would be paid to say they had coronavirus, but the theory has been advanced by the likes of rapper Cardi B.

While Idris didn't name Cardi directly, everyone was certain that the actor's criticism was directed at the Bronx rapper and others like her who aren't thinking through everything they say on social media.

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. I didn't have any symptoms but I got tested because I realized I was exposed to someone who had also tested positive. "How am I supposed to know I got it because sometimes I be like, 'If y'all have a cough, you have it, '" Cardi, 27, said. Winfrey was also seen agreeing to the statements made by Elba and acknowledged that the fatal COVID-19 is "here to teach us, show us something about ourselves, as individuals and also as a world of people".

This comes after the FDA approved using the plasma from patients who have recovered from the virus to treat more severe cases, with NY being the first state to begin testing on the method. "I will keep you updated on how I'm doing", he wrote on Twitter.

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