We all know that most people who contract the new coronavirus will survive the new disease, but it’s the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions who are at higher risk. That means we need to protect them by social distancing ourselves from the vulnerable, especially when it’s being reported that some of those that tested positive with COVID-19 are asymptomatic But this actress made a disturbing video about the elderly dying from the coronavirus. A new morbid meme has gone viral – faster than the new coronavirus – that disgustingly calls for the death of the Baby Boomer generation. It was spawned from the underbelly of Reddit where a social media influencer claimed a middle school teacher told him his students are calling COVID-19 the “Boomer remover,” because the virus is deadlier in the age group between 55 years and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80-percent of deaths have come from the Baby Boomer generation. But to poke fun at a deadly virus sweeping the globe in this way is despicable – even if it is a “joke.” But then enters actress Vanessa Hudgens. She has one of those, “I know I’ve heard that name but I have no idea who that is,” kind of names. Hudgens is one of those child-star Disney actresses who starred alongside Zac Efron in those “High School Musical” movies and she just recently made an appearance in “Bad Boys for Life,” but other than that, you’d be hard-pressed to discover you know anything else she’s been in. Hudgens recently posted a bizarre social media video where she expressed her disdain of social distancing but then saying she’s aware the virus will kill a lot of people if we don’t and then also added it’s, “like, inevitable?” that they will die. She said, “Til July sounds like a bunch of bullsh-t. I’m sorry. But like, it’s a virus. I get it. Like, I respect it, but at the same time, like, even if everybody gets it… like, yeah, people are going to die, which is terrible, but like, inevitable?” Hudgens correctly concluded, “I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now.” Rightfully so, Twitter let her have it over her selfish and misanthropic take. Skincare author Caroline Hirons replied, “Oh my GOD. You absolute thick, privileged, uncaring twat.” Comedian Natasha Rothwell pondered, “Vanessa Hudgens knows she’s not an actual princess with a twin to blame this bullsh-t on, right?” This was a joke to a character she played in “The Princess Switch.” But the most disingenuous part was her response to the outcry against her video, which she claimed everybody had taken “out of context.” Hudgens said, “It’s a crazy time, it’s a crazy, crazy time, and I am at home and in lockdown and that’s what I hope you guys are doing too. Yeah I don’t take this situation lightly, by any means, I am home.” Here’s the whole video:
Vanessa Hudgens: If people die, they die
And then she “apologized” again:
— Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens) March 17, 2020
But she clearly did take it lightly, otherwise she wouldn’t have advocated for the deaths of thousands of people with such drab starkness. Joking about the eminent deaths of people is no laughing matter and Hollywood celebrities like Hudgens should be more responsible, especially considering she has 38 million Instagram followers.