Vanessa Hudgens, a millennial influencer and actor best known for her role in “High School Musical,” took to Instagram to share some insensitive comments about the coronavirus pandemic that has killed 8,000 people throughout the world and infected tens of thousands.
“Um, yeah, ’til July sounds like a bunch of bulls–t,” she said referring to a potential timeline for quarantine in the United States. “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?”
Hudgens has 18.4 million followers. Her comments come at a time when world leaders are pleading with young people to adhere to the proper protocols and practice responsible self-distancing.
Many young people are ignoring the advice and partying despite the risks.
“I don’t know. Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now,” Hudgens added.