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Idris Elba slams claim he is lying about his COVID-19 diagnosis

Actor Idris Elba has refuted the stupid claims that he is being paid to lie about his coronavirus diagnosis. American rapper Cardi B recently floated the theory that celebrities, who have been tested positive for COVID-19, could be getting paid to peddle their diagnosis. Elba took to his Instagram Live on Wednesday to dismiss the theory,s without taking Cardi B s name. This idea that someone like myself is gonna be paid to say I ve got coronavirus , that s, like, absolute bulls**t. Such stupidness and people wanna spread that as if it s news. That s stupid. That s the quickest way to get people sick, the actor said. Elba, 47, also responded to popular notion that celebrities have better access to coronavirus tests as they are rich. I think the debate about rich and poor and who s getting it and who s not, I think, is not a healthy debate. It s like, I got a test but I also got Covid. Does that make me preferential? I don t understand that. It shouldn t be about whether rich or .

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