Ariana Grande calls out "stupid and privileged" people not taking coronavirus seriously

16 March 2020, 11:24

Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

"It is incredibly dangerous and selfish to take this situation lightly."

Ariana Grande has taken to Twitter and Instagram to slam people who are dismissing Coronavirus and putting others danger by not going into quarantine and/or self-isolating.

Last night (Mar 15), Ariana Grande posted an Instagram story about it. She said: "I keep hearing from a surprising amount of people statements like "this isn't a big deal" / "we'll be fine"... "we still have to go about our lives" and it's really blowing my mind. i understand if that's how u felt weeks ago. but please read about what's going on. please don't turn a blind eye."

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She continued to write: "It's incredibly dangerous and selfish to take this situation lightly. 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 now."

Ariana Grande calls out "stupid and privileged" people not taking Coronavirus seriously
Ariana Grande calls out "stupid and privileged" people not taking Coronavirus seriously. Picture: Steve Granitz/WireImage, @arianagrande via Instagram

Ariana went into further depth on Twitter. She tweeted: "“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. but, this is a national emergency and a pandemic of global proportion."

She added: "i am agreeing w yall. 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."

Ariana then drew attention to an important bill. She tweeted: "please support h.r.6201 which has passed the house. this bill will provide people w necessary financial support in terms of paid sick leave / unemployment due to corona virus / isolation / prevention ! please contact your senate to support the passing of this bill ! urgently."

Ariana ended her comments stating: "instead of responding with your frustration ( that i totally agree with and support ) call your senators ! we need them to support this plan. everyone deserves to be financially supported and feel safe at home during this time."

She finally wrote: "like your hip hop yoga class can fucking wait i promise".

Governments around the world are currently asking people to work from home and self-isolate if possible to avoid Coronavirus spreading further.

What do you think? Do you agree with Ariana Grande?