Jaime King receives backlash for sharing a video thanking coronavirus

Jaime King is receiving backlash for a video she posted in regard to the worldwide spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus.

While most celebs have been keeping themselves busy during quarantine by going live on Instagram, making TikTok videos with their kids and showing off their rap skills, the 40-year-old actress shared a "thank you" video to the flu-like virus on Monday.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Jaime King (L) and director/writer Kyle Newman attend The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner presented in partnership with FIJI Water, Chopard, DeLeon, and Lexus at the Montage, Marchesa Ballroom on February 27, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Chopard)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Jaime King attends The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner presented in partnership with FIJI Water, Chopard, DeLeon, and Lexus at the Montage, Marchesa Ballroom on February 27, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Chopard)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Actress Jaime King is seen outside Prabal Gurung Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Jaime King (L) and actress Kate Bosworth watch Tory Burch collection during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at David Geffen Hall on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images For Tory Burch)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Jaime King attends the Prabal Gurung Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model Jaime King attends the Prabal Gurung Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Model Jaime King attends the Baja East Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Jaime King attends Altuzarra show during the Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Actress Olivia Culpo (L) and model Jaime King attend the Baja East Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Jennifer Hudson, Diane Kruger, and Jaime King attend the Jason Wu Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Actress Jaime King is seen at the Kate Spade New York presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at The Rainbow Room on February 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 27: Actress Jaime King attends Target x Who What Wear launch party at ArtBeam on January 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Hillary Kerr of Who What Wear, Jaime King, Jessica Alba and Kate Bosworth and Katherine Power of Who What Wear attend Who What Wear x Target launch party at ArtBeam on January 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Target)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Jaime King attends the Qatar Airways Los Angeles Gala at Dolby Theatre on January 12, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Qatar Airways)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Actress Jaime King, artist Vanessa Prager and photographer/ Co-founder of WireImage Jeff Vespa attend Voyeur by Vanessa Prager hosted by Fred Armisen at The Hole on January 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Jaime King and Malin Akerman are seen leaving the Golden Globe Awards After Party on January 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Actors Jaime King, Michelle Monaghan and Malin Akerman attend the 2016 Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton on January 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Jaime King attends Art of Elysium's 9th annual Heaven Gala at 3LABS on January 9, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Jaime King and husband Kyle Newman attend Art of Elysium's 9th annual Heaven Gala at 3LABS on January 9, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 09: Actors Jaime King and Christina Hendricks attend The Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala presented by Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler at 3LABS on January 9, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actress Jaime King arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actress Jaime King attends the Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 12: Jaime King is sighted on December 12, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Dave Lee/GC Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 10: Jaime King attends the celebration of the H&M 500th North American Store Opening at H&M at Dophin Mall with celebrity guest Jaime King on December 10, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for H&M)
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The video begins with a voiceover of a woman saying, "Thank you for shaking us and showing us we are dependent on something much bigger than we think. Thank you for making us appreciate the luxury we lived in, the abundance of product, freedom, health, and realizing we were taking it for granted."

"Thank you for stopping us, to make us see how lost we were in the busyness, not having time for the most basic things," the video continues. "Thank you for allowing us to put aside all our problems we thought were so important and showing us what is actually important."

The rest of the video, which you can watch below, continues to thank coronavirus for everything from "stopping transport" to "all the fear," and for "reevaluating our lives."

The video didn't sit well with King's followers. Minutes after she posted it to Instagram, people stated calling her out in the comments section, with a few even threatening to unfollow her for the "vile" post.

"'Thanks' is a very big word. Lots of people are dying.. I think there is nothing to thank," one user wrote, with another adding, "Are you for real?? This is sick 😖."

Others called her out for having a privileged outlook. "Lol wow!!!!!!!!!!! This video is for the rich ppl who shelter in their mansion without a care in the world," an angry user commented.

King isn't the only star who has received hate for their opinions on the coronavirus, however. Over the weekend, fans weren't happy when Madonna shared a video of herself naked in a bathtub, calling the outbreak "the great equalizer."

"That's the thing about COVID-19, it doesn't care about how rich you are or 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. It's the great equalizer," she argued. "What's terrible about it is what's great about it. 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. Like I used to say at the end of human nature every night, we're all in the same boat. If the ship goes down, we're all going down together."

"Sorry my queen, love u so much, but we're not equal. We can die from the same diseases, but the poor will suffer the most. Do not romanticize nothing of this tragedy," one fan wrote. 

Another added, "Bull s**t. I still got to go to work while you are taking a bubble bath with flowers bath bombs and all kinds of treats 😒."

Vanessa Hudgens was also called out for her coronavirus comments. Hear more in the video below.

 

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