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Idris Elba recently announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus, and is now slamming the conspiracy theory claiming that celebrities have been paid to say they've been infected by the virus. Elba took to Instagram Live to shut down such rumors. "I think the debate about rich and poor and who's getting it and who's not, I think, is not a healthy debate," the actor said. "It's like, I got a test but I also got COVID. Does that make me preferential? I don't understand that." Elba said that people are engaging in "test-shaming," which he called "counterproductive." He continued: "And also this idea that someone like myself is gonna be paid to say 'I've got coronavirus,' that's absolute bulls--t. Such s-----dness." "People wanna spread that as if it's news. That's s----d," Elba continued. "It's the quickest way to get people sick because there's no benefit to me and [wife] Sabrina sitting here saying we've got it or we ain't got it. I don't even understand the logic of that."