Update: Vanessa Hudgens has quickly apologized for being a dumbass, saying that her comments were taken out of context (the apparent context being, “I was f**king high.”)
I realize that some of my comments are being taken out of context,” she said. “It’s a crazy time. it’s a crazy, crazy, time, and I am at home and I am in lockdown and I hope that’s what you guys are doing, too; in full quarantine and staying safe and sane. I don’t take this situation lightly by any means. Stay inside y’all.”
Hudgens also posted this an hour ago.
“In other words, do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation. Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was invented: and quite a high percentage of us were going to die in unpleasant ways. We had, indeed, one very great advantage over our ancestors—anesthetics; but we have that still. It is perfectly ridiculous to go about whimpering and drawing long faces because the scientists have added one more chance of painful and premature death to a world which already bristled with such chances and in which death itself was not a chance at all, but a certainty.” — C.S. Lewis, “How are we to live in an atomic age?”
“Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other.” — Tom Hanks with a nod to Fred Rogers, Twitter.
“It’s a virus. I get it. I respect it. But even if, like, everyone gets it, like, yeah, people are going to die, which is terrible, but, like, inevitable.” Vanessa Hudgens, Instagram
To be fair to Vanessa Hudgens, she’s probably high and/or intoxicated, very bored, and also, probably not a great person!