Watch Idris Elba Shut Down Cardi B’s Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

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Does that make me preferential? "I don't understand that", Elba told his followers.

He explained: "It shouldn't be about whether the rich or poor gets it".

But according to Idris Elba, who has previously stated that he and his wife Sabrina have both tested positive, this conspiracy theory is completely ridiculous and counterproductive. There's no benefit to me and Sabrina sitting here saying we've got it when we ain't got it. "This idea that someone like myself is going to be paid to say I have coronavirus, that's like, absolute bulls-t", the 47-year-old said, alluding to Cardi's claims. "Such stupidness", he added. And people want to spread that like it's news.

Earlier this week, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a new way of potentially combating the virus by taking the blood plasma taken from a person who's recovered from the disease and injecting it into a sick person. "I don't understand that".

Elba and his wife Sabrina, including actors Tom Hanks and Olga Kurylenko, are some of the high-profile celebrities who have publicly declared they had contracted the deadly virus. "I think given the context of the video, which was telling the world what has happened to us, we weren't thinking about that specifically".

Cardi B claimed celebs might be being paid to say they have coronavirus....

Among the many celebrities who have now come forward to announce that they have coronavirus, Idris Elba was one of the first.

Elba previously explained that he chose to get tested after finding out that someone he had been in contact had tested positive.

"I started doing more research and everything", Cardi B said. "If y'all are paying n***as to say that they got it, pay me too".

The Luther star also added in the video: "On Friday, last week, I was told that someone I had been in contact with had tested positive".

I'm glad you brought that up because I think that's a key component here.

This comes after the FDA approved using the plasma from patients who have recovered from the virus to treat more severe cases, with NY being the first state to begin testing on the method.

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