Pop icons are falling for the same trick...

Madonna, Katy Perry, and Cheryl have been duped by a coronavirus meme.

The virus has swept through Italy, leading authorities to put in place a full national lockdown.

Forced into their homes, Italians have responded with communal singing, a heart-warming moment that has produced some beautiful clips.

The videos have been overdubbed by stans, however, who are using these clips to trick pop icons.

Here's Madonna's emotive response.

Katy Perry was left inspired.

Bizarrely, even Cheryl fell victim.

Shawn Mendes commented on his clip over Instagram, with other performers also being duped.

So, why are stans doing it? Is it malicious? Or is even the darkest humour welcome at moments like this?

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