Vanessa Hudgens made comments about the coronavirus
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Vanessa Hudgens is facing major backlash after she made insensitive comments about the coronavirus crisis. 

The former High School Musical star called deaths from the virus "inevitable" and thought that a months-long quarantine was unwarranted. Followers were not happy with the actor, but she issued an apologetic statement and video. 

Chrissy Teigen sent Hudgens some support. Meanwhile, Hudgens has been sharing plenty of quarantine content on her Instagram, as she's been in isolation at her home.

Hudgens went on her Instagram Live to share her thoughts on the coronavirus.

Hudgens' Instagram Live video has been shared countless times by social media users who are not happy with the actor's comments. 

"Yeah, 'til July sounds like a bunch of [redacted]. I'm sorry, but like it's a virus, I get it, I respect it, but at the same time even if everybody gets it, like, yeah, people are gonna die, which is terrible, but... inevitable?"

Then she backtracked, "I don't know, maybe I shouldn't be doing this right now."

Then the star filmed a video stating her comments had been taken out of context.

Reportedly, the clip from Hudgens' Live video came shortly after she complained of Coachella being canceled. The actor responded to the backlash by saying her comments were taken out of context, and that she did in fact take the crisis seriously. 

"It's a crazy, crazy time. And, I am at home and in lockdown, which is what I hope you guys are doing, too — in full quarantine and staying safe and sane. I don't take this situation lightly, by any means. I am home. So stay inside, y'all."

Then she sent out a full apology statement to Twitter.

People did not take Hudgens' clarification video too well, so she went on Twitter to fully apologize. 

"Hey guys I'm so sorry for the way i have offended anyone and everyone who has seen the clip from my Instagram live yesterday. I realize my words were insensitive and not at all appropriate for the situation our country and the world are in right now."

She continued, "This has been a huge wake up call about the significance my words have,  now more than ever. I'm sending safe wishes to everyone to stay safe and healthy during this crazy time."

Hudgens received swift and harsh backlash for her words.

"What a horrible and heartless message for you to share with the younger people who look up to you @VanessaHudgens," one person tweeted. It's true that the actor was completely in the wrong with her Instagram Live, and she was quick to apologize for her hurtful statements.

Her frustration seemed to stem from the cancellation of major events.

Some fans snidely remarked that Hudgens was just upset about her summer plans being wrecked. One person took a clip from High School Musical 2 that seemed to sum up the actor's thoughts. "Vanessa Hudgens talking about Coronavirus #COVID2019," they wrote. In the video Gabriella (Hudgens) says, "You're messing with my friends, my summer, and that's not okay with me."

Sharpay was never the villain ... let's be real.

One person's eyes were opened to the truth of the HSM series. They wrote, "vanessa hudgens on ig complaining about coachella getting cancelled & saying why does it matter this virus will kill people while ashley tisdale is on ig making quarantine dance videos proves what we’ve always known: sharpay was the true protagonist/hero of high school musical."

Chrissy Teigen stuck up for Hudgens, who has received huge backlash.

Teigen called out the cancel culture that was affecting Hudgens. Sure, the actor made some insensitive remarks, but she didn't deserve all of the hate, Teigen thought. 

The Lip Sync Battle host wrote, "Sometimes people, especially famous people, are gonna say really stupid [redacted]. & so are you. and they, and u, will learn from it & hopefully their history says they’re good. it’s ok. and at the same time, wow they really had a dumb [redacted] moment. but u don’t have ruin their lives."