Regina King Feels Like It Is “Insulting” When Celebrities Ask People To Stay Home Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
During a recent interview, Regina King admitted that she feels that it is a bit “insulting” when celebrities ask people to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Adding that she tries to “be very careful” about what she says to people in regards to how they should handle their personal lives, she says that she understands not every one has the same financial situation that would allow them to be able to take time off work.
“At the end of the day, the reality is the reality. There’s not going to be a vaccine anytime soon. We have to understand that while we’re telling people, ‘Stay home, stay home,’ there are people out there who are not in financial situations that – to say that to them is almost insulting, coming from certain messengers.”
“So I try to be very careful about saying that too much, because I do understand that some people don’t know where their next meal is going to be right now in this moment.”
In a separate interview Regina King opened up about balancing optimism with the pain surrounding around the injustices of black people around the world. She says that this is the first time, she’s ever seen people in other countries all in support of Black Lives Matter,
“I am managing a balance of optimism with the pain,” she says. “This is the first time ever in my life that I’ve seen people in other countries supporting at the top of their lungs for Black people. You know, to see in Italy and Germany and all of these different places, people taking a knee and have signs that say Black Lives Matter.”
“America is always the country that’s going to the aid of someone else, but that other countries are speaking out for not just America, but Black Americans, it makes me hopeful.”
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