Gabrielle Union opened up recently about how the shutdown is affecting Black entertainers -- she says that many are a paycheck or two away from not being able to pay for anything.
"For most certainly Black entertainers, Black "celebrities" we don't really… for all of the Oprahs and the people who have just a lot a lot a lot a lot of money -- most of us are one or two checks away from not having money to pay for all of our things, you know what I mean?" she said.
The actress continued, "So this stoppage of work and money is impacting marginalized "celebrities" the most. You know like all those influencers you see who take all the trips, they're in Dubai one week and they're London in the next week in Paris next week and they seem to be everywhere. They may not have a lot of liquid income. And you can't charge your rent. You have to pay your rent. So if you don't have the opportunity to do all the things you need to do to be the influencer, your money's funny. And if your money is funny, you don't have much of anything."
A few states across the country have started to reopen in phases, but the cases of coronavirus continue to increase by the day.