The Suicide Squad star Idris Elba has refuted the recent claims that he lied about testing positive for the coronavirus.
After The Suicide Squad star Idris Elba revealed that he’d caught the coronavirus but wasn’t showing any symptoms, he hit back at claims that he was faking the diagnosis as if it was part of a publicity campaign. Rapper Cardi B recently suggested on Instagram that celebrities and other notable figures are being paid to say they’ve caught the coronavirus. Although she didn’t call out Idris Elba by name, he’s one of the biggest celebrities to explain that he and his wife don’t have the symptoms of the virus.
Taking to Instagram, The Suicide Squad star Idris Elba hit back at the claims that he’s being paid to say he has the coronavirus, saying that he doesn’t see what people get from saying things like that in public. Elba also outright denied the accusation with a strong choice of words in the original video. It’s understandable, given that the situation is already worrying enough without throwing conspiracy theories about celebrities into the mix. Take a look at Idris Elba’s statement below.
“Test-shaming is, like, counterproductive. I don’t see what people get out of that. And also, like, this idea that someone like myself is gunna be paid to say I’ve got coronavirus — that’s absolute bulls–t, such stupidness.”
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The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.
The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021.