Actress Vanessa Hudgens was accused of making insensitive remarks about the coronavirus pandemic . “Um, yeah, ’til July sounds like a bunch of bulls—. I’m sorry,” Hudgens said Monday of the potential length of the social distancing in the U.S. “It’s a virus, I get it. Like, I respect it. But at the same time, like, even if everybody gets it, like, yeah, people are gonna die, which is terrible but, like, inevitable?” She added.
“It’s a crazy time. It’s a crazy, crazy time. And I am at home and in lockdown. And that’s what I hope you guys are doing, too, in full quarantine and staying safe and sane. I don’t take this situation lightly by any means. I am home. So stay inside, y’all.”
She also apologized in a statement on her Twitter account Tuesday afternoon, saying she was “so sorry” for the way she has “offended anyone and everyone” who saw the clip from her Instagram Live on Monday.
“I realize my words were insensitive and not at all appropriate for the situation our country and the world are in right now,” the statement said, adding it has been a “huge” wake-up call about the significance her words have, now more than ever.
“I’m sending safe wishes to everyone to stay safe and healthy during this crazy time,” it concluded.