Rebel Wilson slams Sydney lockdown in new Instagram post
Rebel Wilson shared her opinions on the Sydney lockdown, as the city recently shut down due to re-emerging coronavirus attacks.
The ‘Pitch Perfect’ and ‘The Hustle’ star recently took to her Instagram Story to slam the NSW government. Her claims? Lockdown is not the necessary solution to curb the viral disease that has been plaguing the world since 2020.
“Sydney WTF!!!” wrote Rebel Wilson referring to the Sydney lockdown. The caption came along with a selfie of the actress looking rather sombre. This picture was followed by a snap of a bare supermarket shelf, which she claims was taken by her mother at Sydney Woolworths. Apparently the empty shelves are a result of the citizens panic hoarding after the lockdown was announced.
“You can’t keep locking down as a strategy,” she wrote in another post. The actress is currently in Atlanta, Georgia, shooting for her new Netflix comedy film Senior Year, which will be released next year.
What happened at Woolworths amidst lockdown scare?
Rebel Wilson’s post about the Sydney lockdown comes after the paramedics tended to a wounded man amidst panicking shoppers. According to reports, paramedics attended to a 20-year-old man, who collapsed after dislocating his knee. Social media posts, however, claimed that the man injured himself after being caught up in panic shopping at Woolworths. However, Miranda grocery store shut down these rumours.
What does Gladys Berejiklian have to say about her decision to enforce a lockdown?
On Sunday, just a day before Rebel Wilson spoke out against the Sydney lockdown, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian defended her sudden decision claiming that she had ‘no other choice’. “I have never cared about what people think about me but I care about keeping people safe and not putting burdens on them unless we absolutely have to,” she said.
“Yesterday we had no other alternative that is a decision we take to keep our community safe but also during the course of the next few days and weeks, make sure we provide as much information as possible and as much certainty as possible,” she continued.
“We know when people are thinking about jobs, work, personal circumstances, they want as much certainty as possible and that is what we intend to provide,” she added.
The Sydney lockdown could last for more than two weeks this time.