Coronavirus: Jessie Wallace slammed by fans after sharing ‘insensitive’ selfie

Coronavirus: Jessie Wallace slammed by fans after sharing ‘insensitive’ selfie


Jessie Wallace is the latest celebrity to make the coronavirus a fashion statement.

The EastEnders star, 48, was gearing up for a night out in London when she decided to share her rather unusual coronavirus clutch bag with fans.

Taking to Twitter to share a witty snap of herself all dolled up, the Kat Slater icon posed up a storm as she paraded a packet of Dettol wipes in place of a handbag.

Jumping on the coronavirus fashion bandwagon, the 48-year-old reassured fans that she was taking every precaution necessary to steer clear of the pandemic.

Alongside the sultry snap, Jesse quipped: "Clutch bag for this evening".

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While the majority of Jesse's fans saw the funny side to her coronavirus jest, others were left 'appalled' by her insensitivity.

"There's people that are dying left, right and centre all across the world and you're here looking for likes. You should be ashamed".

Another voiced: "Wow. How bloody insensitive of you. I'm sick of these celebs making a joke out this devastating outbreak".

"How pathatic. Please stop trying to make this something that's funny. It's not in the least bit funny Jesse".

"You won't be laughing when you're the one whose bed bound because of this outbreak. Get a life!".

Despite the backlash, it wasn't long before Jesse's loyal fans and followers alike rushed to congratulate the award-winning actress on her 'amazing pun'.

One amused Twitter follower proclaimed: "This is the best thing I've seen all day. An amazing pun from an amazing lady!".

While others wrote: "Great look girl, really suits you. Love that you're being safe yet sassy. Lol!".

"Oh I hear these clutch bags are in serious high demand at the minute. How on earth did you manage to get your hands on this fashionable gem?" a third quipped.

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The World Health Organisation officials have warned national governments its time for aggressive action as the outbreak was yesterday declared a pandemic.

There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 deaths, but it is thought this could just be the beginning of a devastating crisis.

Over the past number of weeks, several celebrities have been both slammed and congratulated for making light of the horrendous situation.

In particular, supermodel Naomi Campbell has been constantly vocal about sharing her precaution against contracting the virus, and has paraded numerous different fashion statements related to the coronavirus.

The 49-year-old British model and self-confessed germophobe shared some snaps of herself at the airport about to take a flight, dressed in a full white hazmat suit, a pair of goggles, a blue face mask and a pair of pink surgical gloves.

The Streatham-born beauty was hardly recognisable underneath all her gear, but her fashion sense remained intact as she still managed to accessorise her hazmat suit with her white suitcase, and looked as if she was posing at the end of a runway.

In another photo from a set of three, Naomi posed again, this time looking into the camera as she sat on the plane wearing a sandy brown cape over her hamzat suit.

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She captioned the photos: "Safety First NEXT LEVEL. Thank you @lindaevangeslista Full video coming on my YouTube soon…"

Yesterday, the first celebrity to be diagnosed with the coronavirus was Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks.

The actor, 63 and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have both tested positive for the deadly outbreak.

Hanks said he felt like he had a cold, while Wilson, also 63, suffered from chills.

In a statement that he share with his followers on social media, the Hollywood actor wrote: "Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too.

"To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.

"Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed.

"We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?"

Tom signed off the statement with: "We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves! Hanx!"

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