Idris Elba Responds to Cardi B’s Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

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Idris Elba is shooting down claims that he was paid to say he has the coronavirus.

The actor recently revealed that he and his wife Sabrina Dhowre tested positive for COVID-19. While the couple received widespread support after going public with their diagnosis, they also faced some scrutiny.

Now the former “Wire” star is firing back at his critics, some of whom thought he received preferential treatment because of his celebrity status. “I think that the negativity around test shaming is like counterproductive. I don’t see what people get out of that,” he said.