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Idris Elba Hits Back at Rumors That He Was Paid to Say He Has Coronavirus Amid Conspiracy Theories

Idris Elba Hits Back at Rumors That He Was Paid to Say He Has Coronavirus Amid Conspiracy Theories

Idris Elba is hitting back at rumors that he was paid to say he has coronavirus as part of a new Internet conspiracy theory.

The 47-year-old actor spoke out during an Instagram Live on Tuesday (March 24) amid rumors following his positive diagnosis.

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“It shouldn’t be about whether the rich or poor gets it. Everyone should be able to get a test, for sure,” he said of his desire for universal testing.

“I think the negativity around test-shaming is counterproductive. I don’t see what people get out of that. And the idea that someone like myself is going to be paid to say I have coronavirus. That’s absolute bulls–t. Such stupidness. And people want to spread that like it’s news. It’s stupid,” he went on to say.

“It’s the quickest way to get people sick. It’s no benefit to me and Sabrina saying that we got it and we ain’t got it. I don’t understand the logic of that.”

“Or to say that we’re stuck inside,” Sabrina added.

”There are a lot of people who conjure up these stories,” Idris said.

These stars have all come forward with their positive diagnosis to encourage social distancing.

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