Ridiculed celebrity responses to coronavirus

Bill Murray under fire after tone-deaf pandemic comments: "We are afraid to die, and afraid to kill"

Stars Insider

21/03/22 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Covid-19

As the world weathers this crisis together and people are reaching out to comfort, inform, and support each other, many celebrities are failing to strike an empathic chord with their followers. Plenty of publications are even claiming that their responses to coronavirus will be the demise of celebrity culture, as many of the rich and famous are making it difficult to idolize them. 

Bill Murray is facing backlash after making controversial comments about the pandemic and safety measures like masks and vaccines. In an interview with The Independent about his concert film with celebrated cellist Jan Vogler, the pair spoke about how the show, which was shot in 2018, was like looking into a time capsule due to how carefree everyone was. But then Murray added, "We just went out with our friend to walk the dog, and you're wearing a mask, everyone's wearing a mask. The dog is the only one who's completely alive!"

He added, "He's living the dog's life. The rest of us are afraid to die, and afraid to kill, so we're masked up and we're injected, and so forth. It's the most challenging time of this life cycle for us." TMZ shared one Twitter user's response which sums up the backlash that ensued: "Bill Murray continuing to prove that old white guys really need to just stop talking. The dog is the only one that's 'truly alive' cos it's not wearing a mask? Really, Bill? Do you think shoes also mean we're dead, Bill?" 

Click through to see the most widely slammed things celebrities have said or done regarding this pandemic.

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