Netflix’s Polar, DC Comics’ Powerless, and Disney’s High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens was raked over the coals for her opinions regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

New York Magazine and Huffington Post contributor Yashar Ali posted a clip of one of Hudgen’s recent Instagram live streams, where he described her opinion on the coronavirus pandemic as “a horrible and heartless message.”

In the clip, Hudgens says, “Yea, til July sounds like a bunch of bullshit. I’m sorry. But like it’s a virus. I get it. Like, I respect it. But at the same time, like, even if everybody gets it like yea people are going to die, which is terrible, but inevitable.”

She concludes saying, “I don’t know maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now.”

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A number of people would rake Hudgens over the coals for her comments.

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While most of the comments took issue with Hudgens opinions on the pandemic, at least one person did not.

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While many were critical of Hudgens, her recent Instagram posts do indicate she is practicing social distancing and has possibly quarantined herself in her home due to a lock down.

She posted, “Lock down. Playing with makeup. Lol as always.”

Earlier today she reiterated she was in a lock down, but wished her followers Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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Hudgens’ comments might not be that out of the ordinary either. NPR reports that a new poll sees “just about 56% of Americans consider the coronavirus a “real threat.” They also report that “a growing number of Americans think the coronavirus is being “blown out of proportion.”

NPR even notes that “fewer than half of U.S. adults are changing behaviors such as eating from home more often or canceling plans to avoid crowds, as recommended.”

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Poll respondent Patricia Bell shared her opinions. She commented, “Obviously there’s a concern for the elderly, but do I agree with the reaction? I think it’s a serious issue, but I think to some extent, we’ve overhyped it.”

She added, “I don’t know that what’s happening in Europe is necessarily going to happen in the United States. I’m cautiously optimistic we’re going to nip it in the bud. I’m more concerned for the economy.”

Another poll respondent Harry Kenck stated, “This will do a lot more damage to our economy than it will do to our population.” He added, “Is this a society-killer? Is it going to destroy entire countries, governments and economies? Is this the beginning of the end of the world? I don’t think so.”

Finally, poll respondent Anne Tendyke stated, “We don’t have the infrastructure to manage this level of illness. It’s not like the flu. Because the flu comes and goes. People have immunity to the flu. Not everyone gets the flu. There are immunizations for the flu. This is a whole different animal.”

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The White House and Centers for Disease Control recommends Americans do not attend social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people for the next 15 days.

They also recommend Americans avoid eating out.

The CDC also recommends Americans practice social distancing in order to “slow the spread of COVID-19.”

What do you make of Vanessa Hudgens’ comments? What about the people raking her over the coals?

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