Madonna Flagged by Instagram for Spreading Coronavirus Misinformation

Madonna coronavirus misinformation
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Instagram has flagged and deleted a post from Madonna for spreading coronavirus misinformation.

The Madame X singer took to Instagram to promote her unproven ideas. Moderators later blurred the post and labeled it “False Information.” Shortly after that action, the video was removed from the platform.

“We’ve removed this video for making false claims about cures and prevention methods for COVID-19,” an Instagram spokesperson confirmed. “People who reacted to or commented on, or shared this video will see messages directing them to authoritative information about the virus.”

While the video Madonna shared is no longer available, some copies remain online. She claims a vaccine for COVID-19 is already available. She says the vaccine is being hidden from the general public to “let the rich get richer.”

Many people quickly responded to Madonna’s claims and quackery. Popstar Annie Lennox commented on the video, “This is utter madness!!! I can’t believe that you are endorsing this dangerous quackery. Hopefully, your site has been hacked, and you’re just about to explain it,” she told Madonna.

The video showed a group called America’s Frontline Doctors speaking at an event organized by Tea Party Patriots in Action. In the clip, Dr. Stella Immanuel claims she has successfully treated COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine. Both Facebook and Twitter previously removed the video, flagging it as misinformation. Madonna has 15 million followers on Instagram, so the footage was blasted to lots of eyeballs.

Madonna has been making controversial comments about coronavirus since March.

Back in March, she posted on Instagram about being sad her tour was canceled. She called the virus “the great equalizer” and said she couldn’t wait to breathe that COVID-19 air.

“So tomorrow I’m just going to go on a long drive in a car, roll down the windows, and I’m going to breathe in the COVID-19 air,” she told her fans on Instagram. For now, Madonna hasn’t responded to the video being deleted.

The 61-year-old has since revealed she’s still on crutches after her tour was canceled. She suffered a knee injury in February during a Paris performance. That injury also contributed to several show cancellations before COVID-19 spread.

Commenting on a mash-up of her dancing from her 2005 music video, ‘Sorry,’ the singer wrote: “Gives me hope that not only will I be walking without crutches one day soon, but also dancing and roller skating again.”

11 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    The POTUS is spreading misinformation everyday and not deleting it

    • Al Jolson

      Yawn. Wash, rinse, repeat. Sign of a deranged democrat.

      • Jerry

        Another post from Dr Faucibreath…aka any stupidass comment that comes up here. This individual just seeks attention. So sad. So pathetic.

        Ignore comments from Al Jolson, Angelito, Dr. Faucibreah, restless and others like them.

  2. DB

    You failed to mention she has had and recovered from Covid. Her “breathe the air in” comment was shortly after she had recovered. She was expressing her joy at being recovered. Conveniently leaving that fact out is dishonest, and unfairly suggests she is crazy based on a single Instagram post. You should update this so you don’t look like a dick.

    • Lawrence

      Her comment was “breathe in the COVID-19 air”. What kind of foolish comment is that? Had she left off the COVID-19 part, then your comment would make sense. She did not. Her intent was to poke fun at the virus, believing that because she had antibodies she could not get it again. That’s just moronic.

      Here is her actual quote:
      “Took a test the other day and I found out that I have the antibodies,” she said. “So tomorrow I’m just going to go for a long drive in the car, and I’m gonna roll down the window and I’m gonna breathe in the COVID-19 air. Yup. I hope the sun is shining.”

  3. Dr. Faucibreath

    The COVID response is the biggest political hoax ever played on the world. Ever.

    • Angelito

      I’m sure the 150,000+ dead Americans would agree with you. Idiot

      • Dr. Faucibreath

        Inflated number (confirmed), and no more that an ordinary flu season. Idiot.

        • Angelito

          None of that is true, of course. Your claims that this is an ordinary flu are way off base. The symptoms, the length of time someone has symptoms and the transfer rate is completely unlike a common cold or flu, as we know it. As for inflated numbers, again you are wrong. Without anything to back up your false claims, you make them over and over. Just stop.

          • Dr. Faucibreath

            It is all true. The CDC has acknowledged that its statistics are incredibly inflated. The average age of a CV death is 79. NOBODY under 45 who is healthy dies from CV. NOBODY.

            Yet, you and your Marxist friends shut down the US for political purposes and KILLED the music industry. You are the enemy, and I would love the opportunity to end your life.

  4. Bill

    Dr Faucibreath – you’re a fool and liar. According the CDC, people under 45 have died. Look at the proof –

    Damn, you’re stupid – trying to push a false agenda with information that can be easily disproved.

    This isn’t about politics. This is about factual information…which you can never provide for some reason.