Vanessa Hudgens: “I Am So Sorry” After She Calls Coronavirus Pandemic “Bulls***”

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens is apologizing after her insensitive and ignorant words about the coronavirus pandemic on Instagram live landed her in hot water. She says, “Umm, yeah ’til July sounds like a bunch of bulls**t. I’m sorry, but like, it’s a virus, I get it, like, I respect it but at the same time, 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.”

The 31-year-old is apologizing, saying in part, “I am so sorry for the way I have offended anyone and everyone who has seen the clip. This has been a huge wake up call about the significance my words have, now more than ever.”

Not everyone is buying her remorse. One person writing: “I’m sure your management forced you to apologize. You are everything wrong with Hollywood…spoiled, selfish, out of touch, and undeserving of your own fame and success.” Less critical people wrote things like: “It’s alright, you’re only human.”

Vanessa’s peer, former Disney co-star Hillary Duff, and countering Vanessa’s ill-informed comments with information that could actually help, saying quote “To all of you millennial a-holes that keep going out and partying: go home. Stop killing old people please.”

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