Madonna Roasted By Artists And Fans After Posting Bizarre Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory
"The truth will set us all free!" the popstar wrote. "But some people don't want to hear the truth."
Earlier today, musician Madonna posted a video to her Instagram outlining a series of debunked coronavirus conspiracy theories.
The post, which was hidden by Instagram for containing false information, is a tribute to Dr. Stella Immanuel. Immanuel has previously echoed false claims by Donald Trump that hydrochloroquine is an effective treatment for Covid-19, and has spread misinformation about the usage of masks.
In her caption, Madonna called out Immanuel as being her “hero.”
“The truth will set us all free!” the popstar wrote. “But some people don’t want to hear the truth. Especially the people in power who stand to make money from this long drawn-out search for a vaccine. Which has been proven and has been available for months. They would rather let fear control them and let the rich get richer and the poor and sick get sicker.”
Madonna posted the video of Dr. Stella Immanuel, the physician who falsely stated that hydroxychloroquine is a cure for Covid-19 and that masks don’t help to reduce transmission
In her caption, Madonna says the so-called “Demon Sperm” Doctor is her hero
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— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) July 29, 2020
Almost immediately, the singer received backlash not just from her fans, but from other music luminaries, most notably Annie Lennox.
“It’s totally nonsense quackery and dangerous messaging,” Lennox, one-time member of Eurythmics wrote.
Madonna sharing Covid quackery on Instagram, getting fact-checked and called out by ANNIE LENNOX is the 2020 we're been waiting for. pic.twitter.com/gd7wT2zHw1
— Roberto Rocha (@robroc) July 29, 2020
It’s not the first time that Madonna has made a tone deaf remark over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. In the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, the singer filmed a bizarre video in which she lay submerged in a bathtub and called the disease a great equaliser. Obviously that’s not true — those who can’t afford to take sick leave, who don’t have a mansion to hide out in, are far more at risk of becoming infected by the coronavirus than everyone else.
Madonna is yet to respond to this latest wave of controversy.