Comedian and actor Vir Das on Monday, took to Twitter and urged fellow celebrities to stop posting videos of them taking COVID-19 tests and asked them to understand the struggles of the frontline workers, who are conducting the tests, fully drenched in PPE kits.
For the last few weeks as actors get ready to get back to sets, many have shared videos of them getting the COVID-19 test done. Reacting to the same, Vir Das wrote, "Celebrities, please stop posting videos of your covid tests. There's someone in a full PPE kit one foot away from you who does this 30 times a day, door to door. You're not the one struggling. Tilting your head back 30 degrees and managing not to sneeze is not engaging content."
Vira Das's Reply To A User Claiming Videos Can Others To Take Tests
A user replied to the actor claiming that it is good if stars are posting such videos, as they might encourage and inspire the masses to take the test. Vir replied to his tweet and said, "Hear me out. Been seeing test videos for months now. Encourage people to get the test for sure. But don't huff you just climbed a mountain. It's a test, that came to you, at home. It sucks. Supposed to. Less for you, more for the frontline worker drenched in sweat. Thank em."
Meanwhile, Vir Das himself has returned to work and has resumed performing live stand-up comic gigs post lockdown. He also performed a special show Inside Out, proceeds of which were donated towards COVID-19 relief.
Vir On His Virtual Tour Initiative For COVID-19 Relief
While talking about the initiative, Vir told Hindustan Times, "In such trying times, it's upon us individually to stand by one another. This is a small initiative on part of my team and I, to lend support to the scores of frontline workers who are battling the disease tirelessly. On one hand, the idea of the special is to bring smiles on people's faces but we mustn't forget those who are the real heroes of the pandemic - those who are stepping up to create a kinder world every day. This isn't the new normal honestly but this is a novel alternative, for now."
Das Was Last Seen In Hasmukh
Vir was last seen in Netflix original series Hasmukh, as a comedian who gets his mojo by killing people, before going on stage. He is currently on 'See You Outside Tour' which is taking place in open-air auditorium locations around the country, his next stop on the tour will be in Bengaluru in early December.