Published: Thu, March 26, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Idris Elba Combats Cardi B-Led Coronavirus Theory

Idris Elba Combats Cardi B-Led Coronavirus Theory

"I'm feeling good, I feel healthy, I don't feel like nothing, but I went and got tested and I'm positive"... Does that make me preferential?

"It shouldn't be about whether rich or poor gets it".

In the same video, he spoke about "test-shaming", crossing his fingers that a global test would become available for people of all backgrounds. not just the rich. "I don't see what people get out of that", the actor said.

"Also, this idea that someone like myself is gonna be paid to say 'I've got coronavirus, ' that's, like, absolute bulls***", Elba declared. "Such stupidness", he added.

"People want to spread that as if it's news". But it's helped me to understand that Covid-19 is just one strand of corona and that made me feel better.

Elba, whose wife Sabrina Dhowre, also tested positive, added that he's "not an actor right now".

One other follower said that 'i just find it weird that the celebrities that are getting it are putting it on the media'. "I'd rather go out with a positive, knowing that other people benefited from, you know, the messaging that we're trying to put out", said Elba.

While Elba did not refer to Cardi B.in his Instagram live, the "I Like It" rapper recently drew attention to the conspiracy theory in her own Instagram Live post several days prior.

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Elba and Dhowre have both been quarantined together in New Mexico since they each announced their COVID-19 diagnosis.

Idris Elba's fears about spreading the virus while asymptomatic are, indeed, a major part of the reason most of the world has engaged in quarantine protocols, as COVID-19 can be in a patient's system for weeks before actually manifesting symptoms.

Elba never mentioned Cardi B's name during his Instagram Live.

"Let's say if I have the coronavirus right now".

"So essentially, I could have been positive from March 4, but it's hard to say when I contracted someone with corona, you can contract it at anytime but my known exposure was March 4". She, too, had tested positive for the coronavirus.

"I'm starting to feel like y'all n-as is paying n-as to say that they got it", she said in a recent Instagram Live video.

The Grammy victor added, "That's my problem right there, 'cause y'all not really saying what it is".

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