Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande Encourage Fans to Self-Quarantine

See their pleas on social media

March 16, 2020
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Still not convinced the COVID-19 coronavirus will affect you because you're young? Well, your favorite artists have taken to social media to tell you you're wrong.

On her Instagram Story, Taylor Swift posted a message warning fans to practice social distancing. She writes, "Guys, I follow you online and I love you guys so much and I need to express my concern that things aren't being taken seriously enough right now."

"I'm seeing lots of get togethers and hangs and parties still happening," she adds. "This is the time to cancel plans... don't assume that because you don't feel sick that you aren't possibly passing something on to someone elderly or vulnerable... we need to make social sacrifices right now."

On Instagram, Lady Gaga posed with her three dogs, and wrote, "So I talked to some doctors and scientists. It’s not the easiest for everyone right now but the kindest/healthiest thing we can do is self-quarantine and not hang out with people over 65 and in large groups."

She adds, "I wish I could see my parents and grandmas right now but it’s much safer to not so I don’t get them sick in case I have it. I’m hanging at home with my dogs."

Ariana Grande posted a lengthy series of tweets admonishing people who say the pandemic "isn't a big deal."

"It is incredibly dangerous and selfish to take this situation that lightly," she scolds. "The 'we will be fine because we're young' mindset is putting people who aren't young and/or healthy in a lot of danger. You sound stupid and privileged."

She then urges people to call their senators and tell them to support the House of Representatives bill h.r.6201, to provide people with "necessary financial support" due to the pandemic.

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