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Vanessa Hudgens' Coronavirus Rant Is Exactly Why People Should Keep Ignorant Thoughts To Themselves

Vanessa, pls log off.

No time for pleasantries, we gotta jump right into this one, folks. Vanessa Hudgens went on IG Live yesterday and chose, for some reason, to say this:

not Vanessa Hudgens saying everyone should just get corona bc death is inevitable rich people are NUTS!!!!!

This rant was, in a word, concerning. Actually, in a second word, ignorant.

"But like, it's a virus. I get it, I respect it," Vanessa said in the video.

"But at the same time, like, even if everyone 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."

Um yeah, Vanessa. You should not be doing this right now.

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IDK what brought this on โ€” maybe she's upset about Coachella getting cancelled, maybe she's going a little stir crazy from social distancing, but whatever the reason, there's no excuse for this ignorance.

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"People are gonna die, which is terrible, but like, inevitable?" That is NOT the mindset you should have during times like these.

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People on Twitter are NOT having it with Vanessa's rant:

โ€œyeah itโ€™s a virus and i respect it but.. โ€œ someone pls tell miss vanessa hudgens that the coronavirus is a literal pandemic. itโ€™s spreading and infecting and killing people all over the world and isolation/quarantine IS the responsible action. itโ€™s not stupid or overdramatic.

vanessa hudgens really said i respect the virus as if the virus was a lifestyle

Most celebrities have been doing an excellent job of spreading awareness and best practices to flatten the curve. Looks like Vanessa Hudgens isn't one of them. https://t.co/D4nGAG9orY

vanessa hudgens is losing her mind because coachella got cancelled and she doesnt know how else to stay relevant

vanessa hudgens getting mad at the fact that coachella got cancelled because of the virus, when i say that bitch is dumb

i know vanessa hudgens as gabriella montez in high school musical 2 said, โ€œi gotta say whatโ€™s on my mindโ€ but vanessa hudgens as vanessa hudgens in real life in 2020 talking about the coronavirus shouldโ€™ve just been quiet

vanessa hudgens really went from โ€œweโ€™re all in this togetherโ€ to โ€œweโ€™re all gonna die anywayโ€

Okay, but let's also talk about WHY Vanessa is so wrong here. It's a concept called "flattening the curve." Basically, the goal of social distancing isn't to stop people from getting infected altogether โ€” it's to slow down the spread so that hospitals don't get overwhelmed with sick patients all at once.

Together, we can โ€œflatten the curveโ€ by practicing social distancing, staying home when sick, and washing hands often. This will reduce the strain on our hospitals and emergency rooms, and literally save the lives of our most vulnerable residents. #COVIDใƒผ19 #NovelCoronavirus

If everyone gets infected right now, hospitals will not be able to help everyone in need. But if we socially distance ourselves, the virus will take a lot longer to spread, which gives doctors more time and space to save lives.

So, PLEASE continue socially distancing yourself and treating this seriously. Because, at the end of the day, ~wE'rE aLl iN ThIs ToGeThEr*~.

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*By together, I mean, in our own respective homes.

UPDATE

Vanessa posted this video to her Instagram account in response to the backlash she's received, urging people to stay inside and reassuring her followers that she does take this seriously.