During an Instagram Live session Monday (March 16), the Bad Boys 3 actress answered questions from fans including one who mentioned self- quarantines could last until the summer.
“Um, yeah, ’til July sounds like a bunch of bulls***t,” she said. “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?”
Glad to know the respect is there but the intention was clearly not as she tried to backtrack her comments. it was too late as the portion was ripped and shared on other platforms. Critics suggested the actress might be under the influence of alcohol due to her St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on social media.
After the spread of the video. Hudgens issued an apology and mentioned how her comments were taken out of context. She also shared on her IG story that she has remained indoors like everyone else and is taking the pandemic seriously.
See reactions to her comments below.
not Vanessa Hudgens saying everyone should just get corona bc death is inevitable rich people are NUTS!!!!!pic.twitter.com/sJElvhWCvB
— lilnanie☁️✨ (@nalaeanais) March 17, 2020
Vanessa Hudgens wrote a long, heartfelt iPhone note apology and this was the top reply 😂😂😂 I’m fucking dying. This app is so goddam rude I love it https://t.co/6jyevLZwMT
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) March 17, 2020
Vanessa Hudgens: “T as in Troy?”
Zac Efron: “No, T as in The Biggest Dumbass” pic.twitter.com/FOMo3qX684
— jahed (@jaddd183) March 17, 2020
Vanessa Hudgens releases a video addressing the backlash she received over her #coronavirus comments.
her PR team must be in chaos right now pic.twitter.com/uxcfidwVt7
— Stacey Hoffman (@staceyhoffmannn) March 17, 2020
— Gianni Versanchez 🇬🇹 (@Primo_1mx) March 17, 2020
vanessa hudgens: pic.twitter.com/1xjSWCksG4
— valeria (@kingjimin) March 17, 2020
Everyone when they hear what Vanessa Hudgens said about coronavirus on IG live pic.twitter.com/dFLw3VmH5D
— Nicole Perez (@nicole_perez1) March 17, 2020