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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 02: Idris Elba attends Netflix's 'Turn Up Charlie' For Your Consideration event at Pacific Design Center on March 02, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Elba recently took to Instagram Live to say that everyone should be able to get tested for coronavirus. He also dispelled rumors that he and Sabrina were paid to say that they have the coronavirus.

“It shouldn’t be about whether the rich or poor gets it. Everyone should be able to get a test, for sure,” Idris said in the Instagram Live session.

“I think the negativity around test-shaming is counterproductive. I don’t see what people get out of that,” Idris continued. “And the idea that someone like myself is going to be paid to say I have coronavirus. That’s absolute [expletive]. Such stupidness. And people want to spread that like it’s news. It’s stupid.”

“It’s the quickest way to get people sick. It’s no benefit to me and Sabrina saying that we got it and we ain’t got it,” Idris said. “I don’t understand the logic of that.” “Or to say that we’re stuck inside,” Sabrina chimed in.”There are a lot of people who conjure up these stories,” Idris said.

 

 

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.