Madonna’s Instagram account has been flagged for spreading false conspiracy theories about coronavirus.
The pop star shared a conspiracy video which had also been promoted by US President Donald Trump. She claimed in a post that a vaccine for Covid-19 had already been found but was being hidden to “let the rich get richer”.
Instagram blurred out the video, added a caption saying “false information” and directed users to a page debunking the video’s claims, which noted that there is currently no vaccine.
The video was later deleted from Madonna’s Instagram page, but not before followers protested at her spreading misinformation.
Among them was the singer Annie Lennox, who said: “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.”Madonna criticised for spreading vaccine conspiracy theory.