Outlander star Sam Hugon found himself in the midst of a controversy in 2020. Many netizens were not at all happy that the actor went on leave early in the epidemic.
A week after the pandemic began in 2020, the Outlander actor revealed that he was mysteriously in Hawaii during a question and answer session on Twitter (via The Things).
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A fan asked where he was quarantining. At first, he said that he was already in Hawaii before the travel ban.
“Thanks for asking, I’m in Hawaii,” he said.
“I came here before the travel ban. Worried about returning to Britain. Definitely safe here for now. I hope you are well and your family too!
This did not please some fans, and soon Hugen received a wave of negative feedback, with some fans calling him “irresponsible,” while others criticized him for “putting additional pressure capacity” on hospitals in Hawaii.
The United States Government announced a travel ban on March 14. But Hugan did not disclose when he arrived in Hawaii.
According to the Evening Standard, Hawaii’s Governor David Ige asked visitors on March 17 to “postpone their vacation for at least thirty days”. That was three days before Hughan’s questions and answers on Twitter.
With all the negative results, the Outlander actor spoke via Twitter, answer A fan who asked him to ignore all those who were criticizing him: “Are they rude or completely confused.”
In Brazil, Outlander is now available on Netflix.