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Entertainment Vanessa Hudgens criticised for 'heartless' coronavirus comments

08:06  18 march  2020
08:06  18 march  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Vanessa Hudgens has been criticized for a live video she posted of herself discussing the He captioned the video: “What a horrible and heartless message for you to share with the younger Another Twitter user posted a follow-up video of Hudgens saying her comments were being taken

RELATED: Vanessa Hudgens Just Made a Case for Boob Tattoos. Commenters pointed out that Hudgens 's comments were ignorant and misinformed, especially Ali noted that her words were "horrible and heartless ." Others agreed, responding to the clip with their own thoughts, which ranged

Vanessa Hudgens has apologised after making "heartless" comments about the coronavirus outbreak.

The High School Musical actress had complained about the US response to the pandemic in an Instagram Live video.

"Umm, yeah, 'til July sounds like a bunch of bulls**t," she said in response to the potential timeline for being quarantined.

a close up of Vanessa Hudgens who is smiling and looking at the camera: Vanessa Hudgens has apologised for her comments © Getty Vanessa Hudgens has apologised for her comments

The 31-year-old continued: "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?"

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Vanessa Hudgens is apologizing for her comments regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The controversy started after the former Disney star posted an Instagram Story On Monday, Hudgens shared some thoughts about the coronavirus pandemic that didn't sit well with people on social media.

Vanessa Hudgens shocked Instagram last night with an insensitive rant about coronavirus , calling the quarantine estimate “bullshit” and suggesting Hudgens never clarified what she meant by “context,” but I’m having a hard time picturing a context that justifies those comments . I’m glad Hudgens at

Social media users described her comments as "horrible" and "heartless".

Following the backlash, the actress posted a video on her Instagram story, saying her words had been "taken out of context".

Gallery: Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak around the world (Photo Services) 

"I don't take this situation lightly by any means. So stay inside y'all," she added.

In a separate statement on Twitter, she wrote: "Hey guys. I'm so sorry for the way I have offended anyone and everyone who has seen the clip from my Instagram live yesterday.

"I realise my words were insensitive and not at all appropriate for the situation our country and the world are in right now.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 28: Workers in protective gears are sterilizing subway stations on February 28, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Jong Hyun Kim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) © 2020 Anadolu Agency SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 28: Workers in protective gears are sterilizing subway stations on February 28, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Jong Hyun Kim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

"This has been a huge wake up call about the significance my words have, now more than ever.

"I'm sending safe wishes to everyone to stay safe and healthy during this crazy time."

Many parts of the US have taken sweeping measures to curb the spread of the virus.

A coronavirus warning board in Edinburgh Waverley train station. On Thursday the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading reported the first death in the UK of a person who had been diagnosed with coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images) © PA Wire/PA Images A coronavirus warning board in Edinburgh Waverley train station. On Thursday the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading reported the first death in the UK of a person who had been diagnosed with coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)

In California, officials announced a complete lockdown of the Bay Area, urging people to stay at home except for essential needs.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that no gatherings of 50 people or more should be held for the next eight weeks.

Theatres, fitness clubs and bars have also been told to close.

Students wear masks for protection against Coronavirus on 28 January 2020 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  (Photo by Sony Ramany/NurPhoto via Getty Images) © Sony Ramany/NurPhoto Students wear masks for protection against Coronavirus on 28 January 2020 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Photo by Sony Ramany/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

There have been more than 6,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US, according to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

More than 100 people who tested positive for the virus have died in the States.

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Follow the government's latest travel advice for people travelling back to the UK from affected areas, including whether to self-isolate. Don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and call NHS 111. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

Twitter will require users to remove tweets that could increase the spread of coronavirus .
Tweets that violate its rules include those that state, "social distancing is not effective."Under the new guidance, which takes effect today, the social network will bar tweets that go against the recommendations of local and global health authorities or encourage the use of ineffective or harmful treatments. Some of the examples Twitter provided included tweets that state, "social distancing is not effective" and "if you can hold your breath for 10 seconds, you do not have coronavirus.

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