Kylie Jenner urged young people to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously after the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams requested her help during an appearance on Good Morning America. Jenner shared an important message on her Insta Stories, emphasizing the importance of social distancing and self-quarantine.
“Hey guys, happy self-quarantine,” Jenner told her followers. “I know I’ve already been doing my daily reminders about how important it is right now to practice social distancing and self-quarantine. I’m going on my ninth day. The coronavirus is a real thing. I listened to the Surgeon General this morning, and even though I’ve already been doing my daily reminders, he definitely encouraged me to come on here and talk to you guys so you could see me and hear me.”
Jenner’s posts come at a time when it seemed that not enough Gen Z and Millennials were fully recognizing the danger posed by the virus. “Please stay inside you guys,” Jenner said. “Please stay inside, practice social distancing, self-quarantine. If you live with your parents, you don’t want to go home and get your parents sick. You might have it and not even know and be infecting other people. It’s serious and the only way that we’re going to slow this down is if we do this since there’s not a cure right now. Nobody is immune to this; millennials are not immune to this.”
“PLEASE STAY INSIDE YOU GUYS”
The influencer’s message stands in sharp contrast to that of other celebrities including Vanessa Hudgens and Evangeline Lilly who have been criticized for callous remarks and spreading misinformation. Jenner also requested that other influencers use their platforms to spread the warning.