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WATCH: Idris Elba tells Oprah Winfrey, it’s “obvious” COVID-19 is the earth trying to get rid of humans, like “getting rid of an infection”

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Actor Idris Elba has told Oprah Winfrey that COVIC-19 is the earth’s response to humans damaging the environment.

In a short interview posted on Oprah’s Twitter account today, Elba likened humanity to an “infection”, saying he’s not surprised the world would respond by trying to “get rid of” us, “as any organism would do.”

“Our world has been taking a kicking,” he said. “You know, we’ve damaged our world and, you know, it’s no surprise that our world is reacting… 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.”

Elba went on to say: “For me, that’s a standout thing that’s very obvious. That this is almost like the world’s cry-out to, like, ‘hey, hey, hey, you’re kicking me. You know, and what you’re doing is not good. So, I’ll get rid of you, as any organism would do, is try and get rid of an infection and maybe this is it for the world.”

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