Ariana Grande is begging fans to take precautions, encouraging social distancing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“I understand that is how u felt weeks ago, but please read about what’s going on. Don’t turn a blind eye,” she tweeted. “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 and you need to care more about others. like now,” she wrote. “like your hip hop yoga class can f*cking wait i promise,” she added in a follow-up tweet.
Among the replies to Grande’s tweets were fans informing the singer that, despite the outbreak and the recommended social distancing, many still needed to work.
“‘Well some of us have to work!’ i understand and entirely support your frustration. i do not mean to disrespect anyone who doesn’t have the privilege of cancelled work or being able to call out of their work,” Grande said in response. “But, this is a national emergency and a pandemic of global proportion.”
Grande then encouraged followers to support the agreed-to Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201). “These are the times when the world should rely on their governments to support the plan for all citizens to stay at home and lessen the threat of infection and the spread of the virus,” she wrote.