The worst ways celebs have responded to coronavirus from Kylie Jenner to Madonna to Gal Gadot and Bono

Celebrities, they're just like us! Except instead of fending off flatmates for an inch of space on the kitchen counter to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, they're lounging in their mansions. 

Still, we're all affected by the crazy world we're living in right now, which is increasingly making people react in crazy ways - and not even the biggest stars on the planet are exempt from that. 

We can't all sit around refreshing Tom Hanks' Instagram feed to be sure he's still okay, can we? No. So instead, let's take a look at the most confusing, confronting and downright contemptible ways celebrities have weighed in on COVID-19. 

From Madonna to Elon Musk, here are some stars that got it wrong, or just made it weird. 

Madonna's bathtime musings 

Taking a bath during a stressful time? Sure. 

Sprinkling rose petals in the water? A little extra, but why not. 

Filming yourself nude in the aformentioned bath as you praise the "great" and "wonderful" aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, then uploading it to your 15 million Instagram followers? That's a hard no. 

Priyanka Chopra's audience of none 

Alright, power to Priyanka for bigging-up the healthcare workers who are tirelessly saving lives. But you've got to admit applauding to the empty palatial gardens of your estate is a bit whack. 

The all-knowing Kylie Jenner 

If you're concerned about how you'll cope during the coronavirus lockdown period, look no further than the wisdom of the sage of our time and voice of a generation, Kylie Jenner.

"Another daily reminder to take this social distancing seriously and self quarantine," she wrote on Instagram last week. So far, so good! 

"I'm on day 8. My pregnancy prepared me for this. I didn't leave the house for months."


Sure Kylie, a global pandemic and your bid to hide your baby belly from the paparazzi are pretty much the same thing, huh? 

The worst ways celebs have responded to coronavirus from Kylie Jenner to Madonna to Gal Gadot and Bono
Photo credit: Instagram/Kylie Jenner

Vanessa Hudgens, please get your head in the game 

The 'Largest of Face Palms' award goes to the High School Musical star, who called the lockdown rules around COVID-19 "bullshit" and the deaths the disease caused "like, inevitable" during an Instagram live video about the pandemic that literally nobody asked for. 

I thought we were all in this together? 

One can only hope the rumours of her being a bit tipsy off a bottle of red she was pictured with earlier in the night are true, because if those decisions were made sober, that's like, way worse. 

Gal Gadot's chorus of cringe 

You'll have heard of this by now, and if you haven't, you've done well to avoid it. I'm about to ruin that now by introducing you to this star-studded butchering of John Lennon's 'Imagine'. I apologise. 

Don't get me wrong - music brings us together and lifts our collective spirits, I know. You only have to watch two seconds of the clips of Italian musicians serenading their communities from their balconies to start tearing up. Let's leave it to them, maybe? Just a thought. 

Elon Musk sends another bad tweet 

The Space X founder once called a British caver working to safe the trapped Thai schoolboys a "pedo guy" for not letting him get free PR from the crisis, so are we surprised he called the global response to coronavirus "dumb"? No. Are we still disappointed? Yes. 

Unlike many others on this list, Musk didn't go back and delete the offending social media post, but boy has it aged badly from the short time ago it was written on March 7. 

Evangeline Lily loves freedom 

While social media users united using hashtags like #FlattenTheCurve and #StayAtHome, the Lost star went against the grain and declared #BusinessAsUsual, which gets top points for both originality and irresponsibility. 

"Just dropped my kids off at gymnastics camp," she bragged on Instagram. 

"They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing." 

She later added: "Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices."

Inspiring. Now, if you're getting all riled up and considering writing a strongly worded comment, don't worry, it's been dealt with. Game Of Thrones actor Sophie Turner didn't name Lily, but she did say this: "Stay inside. Don't be f**king stupid, even if you count your 'freedom over your health'. I don't give a f**k about your freedom." 

Hear hear, Sansa.  

Bono's chin

The U2 frontman inflicted this video mostly of his chin upon the world as he plays a piano and rants about the streets of Dublin being empty or something. It's like he saw the Gal Gadot video and wanted to make everyone in it feel better.