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Actor Idris Elba, diagnosed with coronavirus, says virus is planet's reaction to environmental abuse by humans
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Actor Idris Elba, diagnosed with coronavirus, says virus is planet's reaction to environmental abuse by humans

'We have damaged our world'

Actor Idris Elba was recently diagnosed with coronavirus — and later found out his wife also tested positive for it. Elba believes the virus is the earth's response to poor treatment by humans, according to The Independent.

Elba said he didn't experience any symptoms, and that he only got tested because of potential exposure to someone else who had the virus.

Say what, now? Elba said it was "very obvious" that the planet was reacting to being abused the same way a human might— by retaliating aggressively. Here's what he said:

"One of the upsides of this whole drama is that we are forced to think together as a race. We really are, as a human race.

Our world has been taking a kicking. We have damaged our world, and it's no surprise that our world is reacting to the human race. It's no surprise that a virus has been created that is going to slow us down, and ultimately make us think differently about our world and ourselves.

For me, that's a stand-out thing that's very obvious. That, this is almost like the world's cry out. Like: 'Hey, hey, hey – you are kicking me and what you're doing is not good, so I'll get rid of you.' As any organism would do, (the world) is trying to get rid of an infection, and maybe this is it for the world."

That's one explanation... Elba's view of the COVID-19 spread as the planet's way of punishing humans for not being environmentally conscious will likely appeal to climate change alarmists.

Elba is right, partially — humans do bear significant blame for the spread of the virus, specifically due to the conditions and behavior in China (potentially the consumption of bats or other wildlife from wet markets) and the subsequent suppression of information about the virus by the Chinese government.

(H/T The Daily Wire)

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Aaron Colen

Aaron Colen

Aaron is a former staff writer for TheBlaze. He resides in Denton, Texas, and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a Master of Education in adult and higher education.