Madonna makes yet another controversial statement about COVID-19.
Thursday on Instagram, the “Like a Prayer” singer released the 14th installment of her “Quarantine Diaries” video series, revealing that she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.
Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a positive antibody test means one has likely been exposed to the coronavirus, or one related to it. However, the agency asserts “it’s unclear if those antibodies can provide protection (immunity) against getting infected again” or “make you immune to the virus.”
With her positive test, the “Material Girl” says she plans “to go for a long drive in the car, and I’m going to roll down the window, and I’m going to breathe in the COVID-19 air. Yup. I hope the sun is shining.”
However, after the pop star’s announcement, several social media users reiterated the CDC’s point that it is unknown if testing positive for antibodies makes one immune to COVID-19.
“But there isn’t an antibody test that proves immunity. She’s deluded,” one social media user wrote.
“Except that we don’t know whether immunity to COVID 19 is long-lasting, or even a thing at all but then again, Madonna isn’t known for science,” another added.
In March, Madonna made headlines when she posted and then deleted a video of herself in a bathtub, calling the virus “the great equalizer.”
“That’s the thing about COVID-19. It doesn’t care about how rich you are, how famous you are, how funny you are, how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell,” Madonna said in the controversial clip. “It’s the great equalizer and what’s terrible about it is what’s great about it.”
That same month, the 61-year-old — who is currently quarantined with boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams, 26 — was forced to cancel multiple dates of her “Madame X” tour due to the pandemic.