Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato really want you to stop hoarding and take coronavirus seriously
Since the development of the devastating coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has set up a Solidarity Response Fund to aid with preparedness and response efforts.
An organisation titled Global Citizen has stepped up to support this cause, launching a Stand Together to Beat Coronavirus campaign for people across the globe to call upon their leaders for help.
Global Citizen’s latest campaign is looking to raise millions of dollars to contribute to the fundraising effort, and in lieu of this, many well-known celebs have vocalised their support for the cause and have urged their fans to do whatever they can to speed up the fundraising scheme.
Celebs have also taken to social media to speak out against the unnecessary hoarding that is being demonstrated during this epidemic, one being Billie Eilish.
Billie Eilish: ‘Stop hoarding things!’
Billie Eilish took to Instagram to urge people to stop hoarding food and supplies amidst the current virus outbreak.
The singer encouraged people not to touch each other and to “take precautions”.
She stated: “I’ve seen lots of young people out in the world all over the place going to the club or going to the beach or just going out and it’s really irresponsible.”
She also shone a light on the lack of supplies left in stores worldwide.
“Stop hoarding things because when you hoard things and buy out stores, you’re making it harder for people that actually need that,” she said in an Instagram story.
“There’s like no toilet paper in stores, no hand sanitiser. There’s like barely any food, any vegetables,” she continued.
“It’s a really big deal and people are losing their lives.”
Ariana Grande: ‘Please don’t turn a blind eye to coronavirus.’
Similarly to Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande has also taken to social media to discuss the dangers of people ignoring the recommendations to self-isolate and minimise their contact with others during this time.
The pop singer posted a series of tweets in which she questioned why people are still acting like the coronavirus outbreak “isn’t a big deal”.
“Please don’t turn a blind eye,” she urged, stating that “it’s incredibly dangerous and selfish to take this situation lightly.”
She continued: “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 right now.”
Grande also re-posted a post from Global Citizen urging people to contact their leaders for help funding the WHO’s COVID-19 fund.
Demi Lovato: ‘Now is the time to look out for one another.’
Demi Lovato took to Instagram to promote WHO’s Response Fund, posting informative step-by-step instructions demonstrating how to best help during this time of crisis.
She captioned the instructions with “now is the time to look out for one another”.
Becky G: ‘Take action.’
Singer and actress Becky G also promoted the fundraising effort, sharing the instructional guide and stating we should “call on world leaders to step up immediately”.
“Join the movement, learn more, and take action,” she added.
Rita Ora: ‘Help us call on world leaders.’
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Rita Ora joined in with sharing the WHO guidelines in an Instagram story, captioning it: “Help us call on world leaders.
“Swipe up and take action with Global Citizen right now.”
Usher: ‘There’s no need to feel helpless during coronavirus.’
The information was also shared by Usher on Twitter, who posted the info with the caption: “There’s no need to feel helpless.
“You are not alone. Today Global Citizen is launching a new campaign to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“Join our movement, learn more, and take action.”