Netizens slammed Vanessa Hudgens after a clip of her stating that people’s death during the coronavirus pandemic is inevitable went viral.
The 27-second clip was from the actress-singer’s now deleted Instagram live.
“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 gonna die which is terrible but like, inevitable? I don’t know. Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now,” she said on the video.
A Twitter user said “people like Vanessa Hudgens” fail to understand that there are people out there struggling to provide for their families during the trying time.
“What people like Vanessa Hudgens don’t realize is that while they are missing Coachella, the rest of us are missing paychecks. While she struggles to stay relevant, the rest of us struggle to provide for our families.”
Another likened the actress to Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Thanos who once said the death of many is “a small price to pay for salvation.”
Political commentator Mindy Robinson labelled Hudgens as this week’s “out of touch Hollywood liberal.”
Pinoy GQ Magazine author Chris Gayomali joked that the Filipino community is revoking Hudgens’ membership.
Vanessa is part Filipino through her mother’s side.
“It brings me no pleasure to report that we the Filipino community have rescinded Vanessa Hudgens’ membership.”
The High School Musical star’s comment got her the 4th spot in the top trending list in the Philippines.
Moments after her brief clip blew up on the internet, she issued an apology via Twitter. She said she realized her words were insensitive and inappropriate.