The pandemic was something that occurred very suddenly for many individuals and has altered a lot of our lives, including those that are famous that have to be under close attention from the public eye. It’s natural that while we were trying to find solid ground, many celebrities were as well.
And it didn’t always go well.
Some have tried to help others handle this pandemic by donating to important causes and organizations but others have not been following that path.
Here are some examples of celebs that caused controversy during the pandemic.
Madonna posted a video to her feed in March-that has since been deleted-discussing the pandemic. She spoke of the pandemic as an “equalizer” that will make everyone of all status or wealth equal in some ways which she said was both a bad and a “wonderful” thing. This video was also quite odd since she was recording it while in a flower petal filled bathtub, but fans had much distaste for it.
They pointed out that this was a romanticized view of a major tragedy for many. She’s continued to get some lash back from fans after making insensitive or odd comments especially after she tested positive for COVID-19 in late April, talking about “breathing in the COVID-19 air”.
Fans are not happy about her insensitive and seemingly ridiculous or even dangerous comments about this pandemic since it took hold, and she continues to receive a great deal of criticism since these occurrences.
Evangeline Lilly received a great deal of anger also in March due to her refusal to follow guidelines for social distancing. She posted on Instagram on the 16th discussing dropping her children off at gymnastics camp which was “business as usual” for her family, despite the orders for social distancing to slow the curve of this virus.
Many comments lashed out at her for this and heavily criticized her complete ignoring of the guidelines that were meant to help keep others healthy and safe. She got even more criticism when discussing that she lives with her father who was at high risk to contract this virus and die from it as well as mentioning her own immunity compromised situation while still refusing to social distance by stating “some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices”.
The actress apologized on Instagram live on the 26th due to heavy backlash.
The Kardashians And Jenners
This family has had a lot of controversial actions and statements during the pandemic, which all had their own gravity. In early May when millions were struggling to have access to items like toilet paper, Khloe Kardashian tp’ed her sister’s home as a “genius prank” then posted about it talking about how she felt more excited than she had in months.
This was seen as heavily insensitive and disconnected due to the struggle many were having to even find toilet paper and other necessities at that very time. Kylie Jenner has preached to her Instagram followers in posts on March 19th to follow social distancing guidelines and state orders involving the pandemic but was seen and posting in April driving to a friend’s house to spend time in her home when California had a mandatory stay-at-home order in place. That’s just two pieces of the many occurrences and behaviors that have put this family under a critical eye during this pandemic.
Some of these incidents can be attributed to common struggles we face that were taken as controversial or disliked by the public since celebrities are often held to higher standards, but all of these behaviors are interesting to read about or form opinions on.
We all are struggling to figure out some new normal within this pandemic so it can be kind of nice to see that even those with plenty of money to back their struggles are also having a hard time figuring things out. Many more celebs have caused controversy during this pandemic, but these were some.