Instagram Censors Madonna After Star Endorses Coronavirus Vaccine Theory
Madonna Just Got Dealt With Firmly By Instagram For 'Spreading Misinformation'
Madonna needs no real introduction in today's world. She is one of the most popular and celebrated artists of the late 20th and early 21st century. She is the epitome of womanhood par excellence and has garnered millions of fans around the world through the magic of music.
Madonna is an American singer-songwriter, author, actress, and record executive who is famously known as the Queen of Pop since the 1980s. She is praised for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation.
An artist who just refuses to age and keeps coming back with one record album after another, the 61-year old veteran singer has found herself embroiled in a feud with Instagram. The artist is now making controversial claims related to the Coronavirus outbreak and calls a 'misinformation-spreading doctor' her hero.
However, Madonna is not new to controversy. She has built her entire career on it and continues to do so. The Queen of Pop took to her Instagram late Wednesday evening and shared a viral video of Stella Immanuel, a member of self-dubbed America’s Frontline Doctors who recently spoke on the steps of the Supreme Court and claimed that neither masks nor shutdowns are required to fight the pandemic, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
The same doctor also made the bold claim that a drug called hydroxychloroquine is a “cure for COVID,” despite there being no known cure for the disease. Madonna captioned the video:
"A vaccine for Covid-19 has “been found and proven and has been available for months."
“They would rather let fear control the people and let the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.”
Madonna shared the video with her 15 million followers and this did not go down too well with Instagram as the social media platform initially blurred the video and captioned it:
Instagram further redirected the people to a page debunking all these claims and clarifying that there is actually no vaccine available in the market to fight off the Coronavirus.
A few hours later, Instagram took the bold step to delete the video altogether. It said:
"The video is deleted for making false claims about cures and prevention methods for Covid-19."
.@Madonna posted wild conspiracy theory about COVID-19 to social media.— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 29, 2020
Instagram displayed a "False Information" warning and cited facts to correct the post, including that there is no cure yet for the virus. pic.twitter.com/nXT2TYVRZt
This is not the first time that Madonna has been involved in a Coronavirus related controversy. She has previously called the virus "the great equalizer' in a video that did not go down too well with the masses as well.