Chrissy Teigen rushes to Vanessa Hudgens’ defense after the “High School Musical” actress said the coronavirus death toll is “inevitable.”
Though admitting that Hudgens had a “dumb ------ moment,” Teigen said on Twitter Tuesday that social media users “don’t have [to] ruin” her life.
“sometimes people, especially famous people, are gonna say really stupid ----. & so are you. and they, and u, will learn from it & hopefully their history says they’re good. it’s ok. and at the same time, wow they really had a dumb ------ moment. but u don’t have ruin their lives,” John Legend’s wife wrote.
“this isn’t about me this time. but it will be one day, or it’ll be you. but yeah today it’s Vanessa lol,” the “Chrissy’s Court” star added.
When a Twitter user said Hudgens’s words were “insensitive,” Teigen agreed but reasoned that “we have all said insensitive ----.”
During an Instagram Live on Tuesday, Hudgens received backlash when she seemingly downplayed the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m sorry, but like it’s a virus. I get it. I respect it. But at the same time, even if everybody gets it, like, yeah, people are gonna die, which is terrible but inevitable. I don’t know. Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now,” Hudgens said in the clip.
In a separate video, she also complained about not being able to go out on St. Patrick’s Day, as numerous states have shut down bars and restaurants — with the exception of takeout and delivery.
“...I wish we were in a pub! But we’re not, because lockdown,” she said.
That day, Hudgens issued an apology, saying her comments about the virus were “insensitive” and “not at all appropriate.”
Days ago, Hudgens donated to hunger relief organization Feeding America, and urged her followers to do the same.
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