Idris Elba is one of a growing list of celebrities who have tested positive for the Coronavirus.
He has been very transparent and vocal since revealing his diagnosis on Monday.
Now, the award-winning actor is doing his part to shut down some rapid-traveling misinformation in the black community!
Idris took to social media on Tuesday to chat with his fans and before ending his convo…he implored black people to stop believing and spreading rumors that claim black people can’t get the Coronavirus.
My people, black people…black people please, please understand…the Coronavirus is – you can get it!
There are so many stupid…ridiculous conspiracies theories about black people not being able to get it. That’s dumb! It’s stupid!
That is the quickest way to get more black people killed.
I’m talking about the whole world, wherever we are please understand we can get it!
Stop sending out these stupid WhatsApp messages about black people not getting it. That’s ridiculous!
You’re making us all look stupid! Just know you have to be just as vigilant as every other race. This disease does not discriminate!
Watch Idris’ live chat below:
The best thing you can do at this point is to take precautions and educate yourselves using reputable resources.