LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 26: Ariana Grande arrives at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

COVID-19 is now officially a pandemic with whole cities shutting down and people being told to self-isolate to slow down the rate of the virus spreading. But despite an estimated 6,500 having lost their lives already, some people aren’t taking the advice seriously, something Ariana Grande has called out on social media.

Grande condemned those who aren’t taking the pandemic seriously, begging her followers to “care more about others. like now.”

“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,” she wrote. “i understand if that is how u felt weeks ago. but please read about what’s going on. please don’t turn a blind eye.”

“it is incredibly dangerous and selfish to take this situation that lightly. the “we will be fine because we’re young” mindset is putting people who aren’t young and / or health in a lot of danger,” she continued. “you sound stupid and privileged and you need to care more about others. like now.”

In a subsequent tweet, the singer wrote, “like your hip hop yoga class can fucking wait i promise.”

She went on to support those unable to take time off work, writing, “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.”

Taylor Swift echoed Grande’s sentiment writing on an Instagram Story last night, “Guys – 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 together 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 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.”

Miley Cyrus posted an Instagram imploring people not to panic and to remember to think of those less fortrunate than them. “Be thoughtful. Respectful. Compassionate. HUMAN. while preparing for social distancing,” she wrote. “NO ONE needs every soup in the store, The more we hoard the more expensive and sparse necessities will become, leaving many without essentials. This is a great time to practice restraint… it’s incredibly difficult to make smart decisions while panicking , but think twice before following the fear and being inconsiderate. There is enough to go around if we take care of one another. This is a beautiful time to LEAD!”

thoughts?