At a time when coronavirus testing has lagged in the United States, with even sick people in some areas unable to be tested, celebrities, athletes, politicians and other high-profile people have talked about testing positive, even without showing symptoms.
This disparity has led to anger and frustration — something Elba addressed in his broadcast, saying he wants everyone to be able to be tested.
He also told his 4.7 million followers: “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 bullshit, such stupidness,” he continued.
According to figures from Johns Hopkins University, the global pandemic has killed more than 19,000 people worldwide.
“I don’t feel anything that would come to what people would now expect to be a symptom of coronavirus, which is really strange,” she said.
“It might change in the coming weeks, and we’ll keep everyone updated. But it is worrisome that we’re sitting here, two people, and … we’re asymptomatic.”
In his Instagram Live video, Elba said spreading false news that celebrities are lying was the “quickest way to get people sick that way, because there’s no benefit to me and Sabrina sitting here.”
“I’m starting to feel like y’all n***as is paying n***as to say that they got it,” she said in a recent Instagram Live video. “If y’all are paying n***as to say that they got it, pay me too.”
CNN has reached out to Elba and Cardi B’s representatives for further comment.