Idris Elba slams theory celebs are cashing in on coronavirus

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Idris Elba is shutting down Cardi B's conspiracy theory about celebrities getting paid to say they have COVID-19. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and more have all spoken out about testing positive, encouraging people to social distance and wash their hands. "Secondly, I'm in higher altitude at the moment, which makes breathing even more hard". "I don't understand that", he added.

Idris previously explained he was on location and about to start filming when he got tested: 'It was definitely something I had to do as I was about to start filming and be around a lot of people, ' he said.

Angered by the rapper's unfounded claims, Elba, 47, during a Livestream of his own described "the idea that someone like myself is going to be paid to say I've got coronavirus?". That's absolute bulls-t. Such stupidness.

He went on, "People want to spread that like it's news". Because we don't have enough [tests] to test everybody.' But if a celebrity is saying, 'Hey, listen, I don't have no symptoms. "I don't understand that", Elba told his followers.

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"Let's say if I have the coronavirus right now". The news breaks that this person, who is also in the public eye, has tested positive'. "I don't see what people get out of that", he said. "If y'all are paying n***as to say that they got it, pay me too".

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

It is not clear why celebrities would be paid to say they had coronavirus, but the theory has been advanced by the likes of rapper Cardi B.

Idris days ago in a video revealed that he is now under quarantine because he had tested positive to the coronavirus.

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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. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus.

"I'm glad you brought that up, because I think that's a real key component here", the actor told Oprah over video chat.

Elba previously explained that he made a decision to get tested after finding out that someone he had been in contact had tested positive.

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