When it comes to Hollywood, the new coronavirus has proved one thing for certain: a lot of celebrities are…er…not fully aware of how they come off. And Madonna, who’s worth at least $570 million, is no exception.
On Saturday night, the pop star posted an Instagram story in which she sits in a luxurious bath filled with rose petals. She then proceeds to wax poetic about the coronavirus, describing the global pandemic we are facing as “the great equalizer.”
In the video, Madonna’s work from home strategy is displayed in all its glory. She splashes around in her bathtub and begins to rant about the terrible virus affecting our world:
“That’s the thing about COVID-19, it doesn’t care about how rich you are or how famous you are, how funny you are, how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell. It’s the great equalizer.”
The great equalizer? Um…does she think we all have warm baths full of rose petals? Or millions of dollars that will surely buy us a professional coronavirus test sooner than the rest? Or a little tax help as we all try to figure out how to stay afloat in the midst of a literal pandemic?
The 61-year-old didn’t stop there. “What’s terrible about it is what’s great about it,” she said. Yes, we can all pause for a collective eye-roll.
“What’s terrible about it is it’s made us all equal in many ways. And what’s wonderful about it is it’s made us all equal in many ways. Like I used to say at the end of ‘Human Nature’ every night, we’re all in the same boat. If the ship goes down, we’re all going down together.”
If we’re all going down together, are we all cramming into Madonna’s bathtub with her?
Madonna has since deleted the video, but not before The Telegraph managed to repost it.
Multiple fans responded on the post to give Madonna a little reality check.
“Sorry, my queen, love u so much, but we’re not equal. We can die from the same diseases, but the poor will suffer the most. Do not romanticize nothing of this tragedy.”
“Bullsh*t I still got to go to work while you are taking a bubble bath with flowers bath bombs and all kinds of treats.”
“You sure about that? Covid testing…the rich and famous seem to be getting tested without any issues…ahem.”
There are no reports that Madonna has responded to the criticsm.
With their shows cancelled, celebrities have nothing to do but try to keep their followers on social media so that they still have a presence. And to do so, many of them are getting themselves in hot water.
Actress Vanessa Hudgens got serious backlash for saying she thought the lockdowns and social distancing rules were “a bunch of bullsh*t.”
She has since apologized.
— Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens) March 17, 2020
“Wonder Woman” star, Gal Gadot also posted a celeb-packed cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” which went about as terribly as you’d expect.