I thought I’d be the first to go a bit odd being cooped up, but luckily the celebrities got there first.
It’s been a strange old week here in Hollywood, and I mean more so than usual. You can always count on the A-listers to lead the way when it comes to being a bit strange.
And who’s been a bigger trailblazer over the years than Madonna?
She popped up on social media naked in her bathtub surrounded by rose petals, as you do.
“That’s the thing about Covid-19,” Madonna began in the video. “It doesn’t care about how rich you are, how famous you are, how funny you are, how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell.”
Sage words, despite being delivered from where most of us unwind with a rubber ducky and Radio 4 playing in the background.
“What’s terrible about it is it’s made us all equal in many ways, and what’s wonderful about it is it’s made us all equal in many ways,” she added. She also called the virus “the great equaliser”.
Maybe she’s right, but when someone says great equaliser all I can think of is when John Collins scored a penalty to make it 1-1 against Brazil in the opening game of the 1998 World Cup.
Speaking of going a bit gaga in your home, Lady Gaga was a bit more positive.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 24, 2020
That’s despite her much-anticipated album being postponed.
“This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us,” said Gaga in a statement last week. “And while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic.
“To my fans, I love you. I know you are disappointed. Probably angry and sad… I hope you can see that when the album does come out, I want us to be able to dance together, sweat together, hug and kiss each other, and make it the most bombastic celebration of all time.
“And until that time comes, LET’S ALL STAY HOME!”
When queen of nights out Lady Gaga wants you to stay home, you’d better listen!
Meanwhile, rapper Cardi B took to Instagram to criticise celebrities for saying they had been tested for Covid-19, comparing it to a fitness craze.
That angered big Idris Elba, who himself tested positive for the virus.
Responding to the rumours during an Instagram live session, Elba hit back, saying: “It shouldn’t be about whether the rich or poor gets it. Everyone should be able to get a test, for sure.
“I think the negativity around test-shaming is counterproductive. I don’t see what people get out of that.
“And the idea that someone like myself is going to be paid to say I have coronavirus. That’s absolute bull! Such stupidness.”
Indeed – hopefully everyone stays well out there!