Coronavirus: Do Celebrities Still Matter?

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During these uncertain times, a lot of celebrities have chosen to speak up and use their popularity to influence the masses on the subject of the coronavirus.

Some of them have provided useful messages of hope and determination for the people of the world, while others have completely missed the mark, and appear to be completely out of touch with the current situation.

Critics are saying that it is all too easy for a celebrity to chime in about the current corona crisis and say things like, ‘stay home’ and ‘wash your hands’ when they have the means to stay home in their luxury bubbles.

People are saying that they are completely out of touch with the real world, and for them to go online and preach to people is just rubbing salt in the wound.

The coronavirus is shedding light on the inequality we have in society, and celebrities are becoming more and more irrelevant in this global pandemic.

The truth is, clueless celebrities is nothing new, they have been around as long as humans have existed.

But to give you an example of just how out of touch they are, celebrity chef and TV star Bobby Flay, who is said to be worth around $30 million has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help him pay his restaurant employees.

But that’s capitalism, right?

It almost seems that these celebrities, who usually get all the attention suddenly feel very upstaged by this headline-hogging pandemic.

So all of a sudden they feel the need to wade in and make themselves heard by trying their best to contribute, by telling people to stay at home and it will all be fine.

This is all fine and well if you live in an 8 bedroom luxury villa in Hollywood, but what all the people living in 2-bed city-centre flats?

More importantly, what about all the people that will lose their home because they can’t go to work and pay rent?