Madonna censorship is no stranger. The distribution of misleading information about the coronavirus by the Grammy winner resulted in Instagram flagging her account.
The 61-year-old Hung Hung singer posted a video to the social media platform promoting a COVID-19 conspiracy theory. In the clip, Dr. Stella Immanuel claimed that a remedy “has been found and proven and has been available for months” through the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. The Houston-based physician claimed to have treated 350 coronavirus patients with the medication.
“They prefer to overcome their fear and let the rich get richer and the poor and sick get sicker,” Madonna captioned her post, per The Daily Beast. “This woman is my hero – thanks Stella Immanuel.”
Instagram censored the video on Tuesday, July 28. The clip was blurred and a caption with “false information” was placed over it. In addition, an added link debunked Immanuel’s claims and indicated that there is no cure at this time.
The controversial post is no longer featured on Madonna’s official Instagram page.
Earlier this week, Donald Trump Jr. faced a similar situation for tweeting the same video as Madonna. Twitter has temporarily suspended some of its account features for promoting the video of the conspiracy theory because it violated the platform’s policies.
A representative for Trump Jr., 42, said BBC news on Monday, July 27, that Twitter’s decision to restrict its account is “out of bounds”, adding, “Twitter suspends Don Jr. from sharing a viral video of medical professionals discussing their views on hydroxychloroquine is a further evidence that big tech plans to kill free speech online, and is another example of committing election interference to suppress Republican votes. “
For its part, Madonna has made headlines for her comments and actions amid the coronavirus pandemic so far. In April, she posted a video update “Quarantine Diary” on Instagram about her plans for testing for coronavirus antibodies.
“Recently tested and I discovered I have the antibodies,” she said at the time. “So tomorrow I’m going to take a long drive in a car and I roll down the window and I breathe in – I breathe in the COVID-19 air.”
Us Weekly has reached out to Madonna’s representatives for comment.
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