While there’s been much ado over COVID-19 globally, there’s also been a pretty pronounced and unconfirmed conspiracy theory surrounding black people, with allegations surfacing that the virus does not affect persons of African decent. Today, actor Idris Elba made it abundantly clear that black people around the world, need to ignore that theory and shape up.

The actor has been in self quarantine since Monday. He got himself tested for the virus and was tested positive. He is at home in England. Earlier today, via social media, Elba broke the silence on the conspiracy theory involving persons of African decent, telling his people to shut up with such talk and do what is n necessary to protect themselves.