Celebs In Hot Water Over Their Reaction To Trump's Diagnosis

President Donald Trump stunned the world on Oct. 2, 2020 when he revealed on Twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came just days after the first presidential debate, in which POTUS mocked Democratic nominee Vice President Joe Biden for wearing a mask during the global pandemic.

Trump shared the news in the early morning hours of Oct. 2, just two hours after tweeting about his aide Hope Hicks' own coronavirus diagnosis. "Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19," he wrote. "We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!"

As to be expected, the news was met with an immediate and swift response from, well, pretty much everyone — with many celebrities' reactions getting amplified via retweets and replies. While even some of the most vehemently anti-Trump celebs expressed empathy — like Alyssa Milano, who tweeted that she "wouldn't wish this virus on my worst enemy" — others couldn't help but voice more controversial opinions.

Stars like Ice-T tweeted about 'karma,' while Chelsea Handler's picture spoke a thousand words

With the polarizing way Donald Trump has handled the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States — downplaying the deadly disease, disputing scientists, and all but entirely refusing to wear a mask to keep both himself and others safe, according to many Democrats — it is not surprising that the president's positive coronavirus test has made many Trump detractors feel gleeful. 

In fact, several celebs have come forward and stated that they believe Trump's diagnosis is fate stepping in and forcing the Commander-in-Chief to come to terms with the illness that has cost more than 200,000 Americans their lives — a notion that was met with backlash from others.

"Can I say Karma's a B*tch....," tweeted Ice-T. One fan took issue with the rapper's response, replying that the illness is a "horrible" thing to wish on anyone, "even someone you hate." Another follower retorted that their decision to no longer be an Ice-T fan after that tweet was "karma" as well.

Another star to get in hot water with her take? The always outspoken Chelsea Handler, who tweeted a photo of herself relaxing outside with a serene smile on her face. "Thoughts and prayers," she wrote. This did not sit too well with some Twitter users. "Trump tests positive for COVID, the world tests negative for sympathy," replied one follower. "It Is What It Is."

Controversial British journalist Piers Morgan noted his general disdain for celebs and others who are currently rejoicing in Trump's diagnosis. "Interesting to see those who've spent the last few years screaming that Trump's an uncaring, heartless empathy-devoid b*stard now spewing their gleeful joy that he & his wife have a deadly virus," he shared on Twitter. "They're no better than the man they loathe."

Parkland survivor and gun control activist Cameron Kasky held absolutely nothing back

Cameron Kasky, who survived the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. and has since become a political activist, frequently calls out his disdain for Donald Trump on Twitter. After the president revealed his diagnosis, Kasky replied immediately — and did not exactly wish him well.

"I hope you get a mutation of the virus that makes your anus fall off," Kasky tweeted in response — a message that quickly received intense backlash of its own. He also posted a video of himself stating, "It is not funny that Trump has coronavirus," while laughing.

"Wow, you seem like a lovely person," wrote one user. "I'm sure you won't end your days alone in your Mom's basement wearing Depends & sh*tting yourself while watching Price Is Right."

According to another tweet from Kasky, one Trump supporter was so unhappy with his reaction to the president's positive COVID-19 test that he went as far as to say the teen "should have been shot" in the Parkland shooting.

Devon Sawa hit back at those who criticized his tweets

Like the aforementioned stars, '90s teen heartthrob Devon Sawa is yet another celeb who frequently utilizes his Twitter account to share his contempt for President Donald Trump. And while his reaction to the news of Trump's coronavirus diagnosis did not come as a shock to most — some social media users were not pleased with what he had to say.

In one tweet, the Final Destination star wrote: "About his Racism. About his Taxes. About his Policy. How he's feeling. That's the order you should care."

"You people are the strangest people ever," replied one of the actor's followers. "Ive never ever seen such horrible things written by adults."

Sawa responded to the backlash he received from many of his tweets regarding Trump's diagnosis. "200,000 dead but you think I'm being inappropriate for finding the irony in Trump catching it humorous?" he tweeted. "The f*ck at'a'here."

Michael Moore offered a conspiracy theory about Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis

While many high-profile people have shamelessly congratulated the universe for infecting President Donald Trump with COVID-19, others have brought up suspicions about this seemingly timely diagnosis, which occurred just three days after the first presidential debate of 2020. Some people have likened a conspiracy theory that Trump supposedly only said he has coronavirus to gain sympathy points ahead of the next debate.

Filmmaker Michael Moore posted a long rant on Facebook, urging his followers to think before they believed Trump's tweet about his diagnosis, using the basis that POTUS is what he calls a "factually proven liar." Moore wrote in part, "So why on earth would we believe him today? Has he earned your trust now? No. Yet, we're decent enough to not want him to be sick, to wish him well, and maybe just this once give him the benefit of the doubt because why would he lie about this?" Moore went on to warn that Trump could use potentially this as a ploy to delay the election.

While some comments below this post praised Moore's argument, others called the filmmaker out for wasting his breath on such an idea. "Oh that's a long block of text for something as minor as a test result," one Facebook user replied. However, Moore was not the lone person in Hollywood to get backlash for mentioning this particular conspiracy.

Bette Midler thinks Donald Trump's coronavirus diagnosis is a bunch of Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus star Bette Midler not only shared some sarcastic tweets about Donald Trump like the above-mentioned disgruntled folks, but she also took note of Michael Moore's argument that POTUS' coronavirus diagnosis is seemingly suspicious.

"Just learned that Hope Hicks tested positive for Covid. Timing's so interesting. I guess Trump's quarantining will mean no rallies, and no more debates. Convenient. It's awful to always think the worst, but after four years of relentless lying? Can't be helped. No trust left," Midler wrote on Twitter. Following suit with Chelsea Handler, Midler also wished Trump her "thoughts and prayers" in a subsequent tweet. In response to a user who suggested that the president's test results should be made public, the actress replied, "You may have something there."

However, Midler's series of tweets did not sit well with many people — and not like Ice-T, she lost at least one fan. "I wouldn't count on that Bette. I use to enjoy watching you. You have become so unpleasant lately. Disappointed in you," one user replied. Another unhappy person called her a "gelatinous pile of glop." Yikes.