Hollywood actor Idris Elba has disclosed that comment made by American rapper Cardi B some hours ago about celebrities lying about their coronavirus status is stupid and uncalled for. And if y'all are paying ni**as to say that they got it, pay me too. Because we don't have enough [tests] to test everybody.' But if a celebrity is saying, 'Hey, listen, I don't have no symptoms.
Idris Elba is shooting down claims that he was paid to say he has the coronavirus.
The duo were pictured posing for photos together at the event alongside other celebrities and attendees including Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton.
Idris took to his Instagram to set the record straight on being tested for the virus.
"I am on location about to start filming". "I am just trying to keep my mind clear". "I think that the negativity around test-shaming is counterproductive".
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"I'm not surprised - as soon as I heard that Idris was potentially exposed..."
He continued by stating that there is no benefit for him or his wife by announcing that they have the sickness, adding that there is simply "no logic" to people's opinions on the matter.
Elba, whose wife Sabrina Dhowre, also tested positive, added that he's "not an actor right now".
Sceptical fans have questioned how Idris was able to acquire a COVID-19 test when so many others showing symptoms were denied access to one.
"People wanna spread that as if it's news".
"We're in a high altitude it could be that I'm confusing seasonal allergies as maybe symptoms but I don't feel anything that would come to what people would now expect to be a symptom of coronavirus, which is very unusual", she said.