AceShowbiz - Keri Hilson recently landed in hot water over her tweets about Coronavirus. In the Sunday, March 15 tweets, the singer alluded on her Twitter account that the pandemic had something to do with 5G networks.
"People have been trying to warn us about 5G for YEARS," Keri wrote in the now-deleted tweet. "Petitions, organizations, studies...what we’re going thru is the affects of radiation. 5G launched in CHINA. Nov 1, 2019. People dropped dead. See attached & go to my IG stories for more. TURN OFF 5G by disabling LTE!!!"
She also shared links and video clips to support her argument, though it didn't automatically make her theory convincing. If anything, she received huge backlash which seemingly led her team to ask her to remove the controversial tweets.
"Management has asked me to delete vid/articles," she explained on Monday, March 16. "I appreciate good discourse on unconventional thinking. Let's all just be safe out there, cuz whatever the cause the virus a real thing. May God be with us...prayers to alllllll."
Despite the tweet, people still felt the urge to correct the star. "I say this with all due respect, but saying 5G CAUSED coronavirus is not unconventional thinking. It was misinformation. And it's irresponsible for you to not own up. I hope you heal," one user replied to Keri. "LOL HAHAHA, wasn't unconventional thinking. You was just wrong," someone else added.
However, some people jumped to her defense. "They obviously don’t wanna hear the truth. 5G is still a problem if it fueled this pandemic or not. I think it shoulda definitely be discussed. Thanks for sharing. DO NOT LET THESE FAKE PAGES BULLY YOU!" one tweeted.
"I think it speaks volumes for a woman to know more than the average and voice herself. Ppl can believe wat they want but to down talk u for ur beliefs, research and thoughts is ignorant. It's not disinformation if she says what she thinks it's called another perspective," another fan said.
Meanwhile, one person applauded her for being "a free thinker." The person continued, "Don't allow management or record label put you in the box of just being an artist/musician. I believe you are bigger than that. Sometimes, our thoughts aren't totally refined but ppl prefer when it's raw n authentic instead of when it's manufacturered."