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People React to Celebrities' Behavior Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Edduin Carvajal
Mar 24, 2020
08:00 A.M.
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Even though several celebrities have been giving back during the coronavirus pandemic in more than one way, plenty of people have criticized them on social media.


Ayesha and Stephen Curry, for example, admitted to being worried about childhood hunger due to the decision to close schools in Oakland. According to them, more than 18,000 students rely on their schools to get meals.

"There is a green light on the other side of this red light."

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks on September 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks on September 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images



Consequently, they made a donation to the Alameda County Community Food Bank and the Feeding America network through their foundation, Eat, Learn, Play.

Apart from the Currys, Justin Timberlake, Donatella Versace, and Bill and Melinda gates have also contributed with money during this challenging time.


Other celebrities like John Legend and Gal Gadot have used their social media platforms to spread hope. In John's case, he performed a free virtual concert in which he played several songs and even got his wife Chrissy Teigen next to him.

The "Wonder Woman" star, on the other hand, released a three-minute clip of herself and many other artists singing a line of John Lennon's hit song "Imagine."



Unfortunately, it is impossible to please everyone, so several people have taken to Twitter to complain about what most celebrities have been doing to fight the coronavirus disease.

One of them criticized the fact that some of the artists who got tested positive for coronavirus were announcing it "like they won an Oscar."


Another netizen pointed out that she didn't like celebrities who wished for a "happy self-quarantine" because there was nothing to celebrate about coronavirus. She added:

"aww happy self quarantine u guys it's sad we're stuck here in our million dollar homes but corona virus is real :( stay positive <3 here's a kiss selfie [sic]."


A different Twitter user admitted that their sister was a nurse who had all the symptoms of the virus but couldn't get tested "because of her age." After requesting more resources, they asked to stop giving all the tests to the celebrities.

One of the few actors who was actually praised was Matthew McConaughey, who uploaded a video with an inspirational message on Twitter that filled his followers' hearts with hope.



The "Dallas Buyers Club" star asked people to take care of themselves and others, labeled the coronavirus pandemic as society's common enemy, and compared the situation with a red light that will eventually turn green. He said:

"There is a green light on the other side of this red light that we are in right now. I believe that green light is gonna be built upon the values that we can enact."



Regardless of the negative comments that some of our favorite celebrities have gotten online for their supposed lack of help, they are still doing their best to provide as much as they can to those the less fortunate.

Pop icon Rihanna, for example, donated $5 million to relief efforts through her Clara Lionel Foundation. Her money contribution is mainly focused on marginalized communities in the USA, the Caribbean, and Africa.


Ariana Grande, another prominent pop singer, encouraged her millions of followers to do more than stay home: support a handful of organizations. Some of them are: the World Health Organization, Croce Rossa Italiana, Feeding America, and Opportunity Fund.

Medical TV dramas such as "Grey's Anatomy," "The Good Doctor," and "The Resident" also pointed out that they would donate their medical supplies, like gown and gloves, to doctors and nurses as they really need them these days.

Idris Elba on November 23, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia | Photo: Getty Images

Idris Elba on November 23, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia | Photo: Getty Images


Sadly, some actors and athletes have been tested positive for coronavirus in the USA and other countries. The first case that made headlines around the world was that of Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita.

After that, people like Idris Elba, Andy Cohen, Kevin Durant, Kristofer Hivju, Aaron Tveit, and more tested positive.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!

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