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Jenna Ortega slammed after revealing she filmed iconic dance scene while having Covid-19

Charisa Bossinakis

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Jenna Ortega slammed after revealing she filmed iconic dance scene while having Covid-19

Jenna Ortega is copping flack for revealing that she had Covid-19 while shooting her iconic dance in Wednesday.

While the famous jig of the actor dancing to The Cramps' 'Goo Goo Muck’ is currently making the rounds of TikTok - with many uploading their own iterations - it’s now the subject of controversy.

In a recent interview with NME, Ortega confessed that she shot the sequence while waiting for her positive Covid-19 results.


She said: “I’d gotten the song [The Cramps’ 1981 single ‘Goo Goo Muck’] about a week before and I just pulled from whatever I could… it’s crazy because it was my first day with Covid so it was awful to film.”

As the actor was still waiting on confirmation, her health quickly declined as she began experiencing body aches and a sore throat that morning.

She said: “Yeah, 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. They were giving me medicine between takes because we were waiting on the positive result.”


However, the production company, MGM, confirmed to the outlet in an email that ‘strict Covid protocols were followed and once the positive test was confirmed production removed Jenna from set’.

But people have been left horrified as the actor left hundreds of cast and crew members exposed to the virus.

One person on Twitter wrote: “I love Jenna but why would she expose herself and the director like this, r we supposed to applaud them for this wtf.”

Another said: “That's not the flex they think it is.”


A third commented: “I love this show and loved this scene but she should’ve been at home recovering and not potentially spreading Covid.”


However, others quickly came to her defence, as one person shared: “Idk why y’all blaming jenna when you shouldn’t making someone work if they’re that sick.”

While another commented: “I don't see how it's her fault and not on Netflix's production team that they decided to keep filming while waiting for results when she clearly spoke up about it and had clear Covid symptoms and likely she couldn't leave due to a contract.”


LADbible has reached out to MGM for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Charlie Steffens/ZUMA Press Wire/Alamy. Netflix

Topics: Celebrity, Health, Netflix, News, TV and Film

Charisa Bossinakis
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