Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega receives backlash for ‘knowingly exposing hundreds of cast and crew to COVID’ to film iconic dance scene

Jenna Ortega is receiving backlash on social media, after admitting to filming her iconic dance scene in Netflix’s Wednesday while exhibiting coronavirus symptoms.

After revealing she pushed through intense ‘body aches’ and other telltale signs of COVID-19 until receiving a positive test, the actress, 20, raised questions about the protocols followed on set amid the pandemic, between September 2021 and March 2022, in Romania.

‘It was dangerous, unethical, and extremely selfish thing to do, both on her part, and on the part of the directors and producers,’ one Twitter user fired. ‘There’s absolutely no positive way to spin an actress knowingly exposing hundreds of cast members and crew to COVID.’

Controversial: Jenna Ortega is receiving backlash on social media, after admitting to filming her iconic dance scene in Netflix’s Wednesday while exhibiting coronavirus symptoms; seen last month

Another questioned ‘why the f**k didn’t she get sent home’ if she felt like she had been ‘hit by a car’ and ‘a little goblin had been let loose in’ her throat.

A third fan insisted that the star ‘filming that dance scene while she had COVID is not impressive.’

‘It’s horrible. Absolutely callous disregard for her coworkers,’ the woman stated, before saying she hopes to see Ortega’s interview with NME ‘cited in a lawsuit.’ 

Yikes: After revealing she pushed through intense ‘body aches’ and other telltale signs of COVID-19 until receiving a positive test, the actress, 20, raised questions about the protocols followed on set amid the pandemic, between September 2021 and March 2022, in Romania

‘It was dangerous, unethical, and extremely selfish thing to do, both on her part, and on the part of the directors and producers,’ one Twitter user fired. ‘There’s absolutely no positive way to spin an actress knowingly exposing hundreds of cast members and crew to COVID’

Risky: Another questioned ‘why the f**k didn’t she get sent home’ if she felt like she had been ‘hit by a car’ and ‘a little goblin had been let loose in’ her throat 

Others speculated ‘how many people got sick’ from that exposure and ‘how many people those people got sick.’

‘Jenna Ortega having COVID on set and working unmasked around other unmasked performers is not a flex,’ one Twitter user expressed. ‘She should not be praised for working while sick.’

‘The above the line crew could’ve possibly disabled or killed someone for their irresponsibility,’ they continued. 

Disappointing: Overall, many were outraged by the interview, which they felt came off as ‘bragging about working while super sick and waiting on her COVID test’ as if it was a ‘flex’

Cause and effect: Others speculated ‘how many people got sick’ from that exposure and ‘how many people those people got sick’

‘Jenna Ortega having COVID on set and working unmasked around other unmasked performers is not a flex,’ one Twitter user expressed. ‘She should not be praised for working while sick’

Overall, many were outraged by the interview, which they felt came off as ‘bragging about working while super sick and waiting on her COVID test’ as if it was a ‘flex.’

The outcry comes in response to a recent interview, in which she revealed her dance scene was her ‘first day with COVID so it was awful to film.’

‘I woke up and – it’s weird, I never get sick and when I do it’s not very bad – I had the body aches. I felt like I’d been hit by a car and that a little goblin had been let loose in my throat and was scratching the walls of my esophagus,’ she described.

Sick: The outcry comes in response to a recent interview, in which she revealed her dance scene was her ‘first day with COVID so it was awful to film’

Additionally, the You star said she was given ‘medicine between takes’ while ‘waiting on the positive result’ of a COVID-19 test.

‘I asked to redo it but we didn’t have time. I think I probably could have done it a bit better,’ she said, after proudly revealing she ‘choreographed’ her own moves.

Last week, Tim Burton’s Wednesday racked up a record-making 341.2million viewing hours, beating Stranger Things, according to Netflix. 

The new spin-off about the Addams Family focuses on the gothic teen, Wednesday, played by Ortega, as she moves into boarding school Nevermore Academy. 

Impressive: Last week, Tim Burton’s Wednesday racked up a record-making 341.2million viewing hours, beating Stranger Things, according to Netflix 

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