Social distancing is the phrase on everyone’s mind, and celebrities are speaking out to encourage fans to take the coronavirus pandemic more seriously. Ariana Grande has been tweeting up a storm, Lady Gaga has talked to some doctors and scientists, and even Taylor Swift has posted a message on her Instagram story telling her fans to cancel their plans and isolate themselves:
I follow you online and I love you guys so much and 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. This is the time to cancel plans, actually truly isolate as much as you can, and don’t assume that because you don’t feel sick that you aren’t possibly passing something on to someone elderly or vulnerable to this. It’s a really scary time but we need to make social sacrifices right now.
Swift has become more outspoken as of late, a transformation that was chronicled in her Netflix documentary.
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