(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Fans of the Golden Globe awards are on high alert after actress Jamie Lee Curtis tested positive for COVID-19 following the awards show. Many are now claiming that the ceremony was a super-spreader event.
The news of Curtis’s positive test comes shortly after the sudden and unexpected death of Lisa Marie Presley, who was there supporting best dramatic actor winner Austin Butler for playing her father in the eponymous biopic Elvis.
Some noted that Presley seemed ill prior to the event, although speculation has run rampant as to whether it might have been COVID or the COVID vaccination, drug abuse or some yet unknown factor.
Video of Lisa Marie 2 days before her death…. Something was wrong. https://t.co/C5ih1HOekc
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 13, 2023
Curtis, who plays a supporting role in the breakout hit Everything Everywhere All at Once, shared thew news of her positive COVID tests via Instagram, posting a picture of three different positive COVID tests and announcing that she will not be attending any other awards ceremonies over the next few months.
“F–k COVID! Sadly, this head cheerleader is not going to be at all the weekend festivities cheering on her friends and colleagues. Life on life’s terms,” the actress posted.
She concluded the post by encouraging her followers to “stay safe out there.”
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According to MSN, very few guests at the Golden Globes were wearing masks and Beverly Hills is reporting over 11,000 cases. This is enough evidence for social media users and media outlets to claim the ceremony as a super spreader event.
The single case resulted in hundreds of people calling for the reinstatement of masking mandates, further encouragement of vaccinations and a return to smaller scale or virtual events.
“Jamie Lee Curtis was at the very maskless #GoldenGlobes and I’m just BEGGING people to 1.) wear a f–king mask (correctly! and preferably a high quality one),” one user wrote. “And 2.) stop going to these big a– gatherings. Find/advocate for another way!”
Jamie Lee Curtis was at the very maskless #GoldenGlobes and has now tested positive for COVID and I'm just BEGGING people to 1) wear a fucking mask (correctly! and preferably a high-quality one) and 2) stop going to these big ass gatherings. Find/advocate for another way!
— Denarii Grace (she/they), Non-binary Icon 🥴 (@writersdelite) January 13, 2023
The Beverly Hilton, where the event was hosted, has a capacity of 600 guests.
Curtis’s announcement of her infection comes shortly after the big news that she is partnering with Pfizer for a marketing initiative focused on preventing COVID infections by addressing the conditions that put people at risk.
“I’ve joined up with @Pfizerinc to encourage y’all to get smarter with me and Know Plan Go when it comes to #COVID19,” she explained.
Yesterday, Jamie Lee Curtis announced she has become a #pfizerpartner and promoted the company's products to her 4.7 million followers on Instagram.
Today, she announced on the same platform that she has tested positive for COVID… pic.twitter.com/OiDUYgyxqE
— The Stark Naked Brief. (@StarkNakedBrief) January 13, 2023
Curtis continues, explaining how being “on the heavier side” puts her at high risk for COVID, and is working with the pharma giant to promote awareness of what might make people more susceptible to the virus.