Madonna told her followers that a cure for COVID-19 has been “found and proven” and has been available for months: “They would rather let fear control the people and let the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.”
Madonna recently came under fire for a controversial Instagram post regarding an alleged coronavirus vaccine. Instagram has since deleted it.
The post was a video featuring primary care physician, Dr Stella Immanuel, who declares that she has treated a large number of COVID-19 patients with the drug, hydroxychloroquine. The drug has since been proven ineffective and even dangerous for some.
Before removing the video, Instagram blurred the post and changed the caption to “False information”. The post has now been deleted.
Raki Wane, an Instagram representative, described: “People who reacted to, commented on, or shared this video, will see messages directing them to authoritative information about the virus.”
Madonna posted wild conspiracy theory about COVID-19 to social media.
— Tomthunkit™ (@TomthunkitsMind) August 11, 2020
Various celebrities have shared or commented on the questionable post. Donald J. Trump also tweeted the video and was suspended from Twitter for 12 hours because of the misinformation misconduct.
Annie Lennox also commented on the post, calling Madonna out on her “madness”: “This is utter madness!!! I can’t believe that you are endorsing this dangerous quackery. Hopefully your site has been hacked and you’re just about to explain it.”
I always knew that Annie Lennox was a woman of note, a true musical icon, a darn snappy dresser & an intelligent human. I admire her even more for publicly calling out Madonna, who endorsed the anti-science dr-minister-coronavirus-hydroxychloroquine-sex-demon-trump-fangirl.
— Joan Jung (@808justjoan) July 30, 2020