Kylie Jenner is using her influence to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Thursday on Instagram Story, the “Life of Kylie” star urged fans to practice social distancing after the 22-year-old was called out by Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams.
While speaking to Michael Strahan on “Good Morning America,” Adams enlisted the help of influencers to tell young people to take COVID-19 seriously.
“What I really think we need to do [is] get our influencers,” Adams said on-air. “We need to get Kylie Jenner and social media influencers out there, in helping folks understand that look, this is serious, this is absolutely serious. People are dying.”
Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on millennials and the coronavirus: “We need to get our social media influencers out there and helping folks understand that look this is serious.” https://t.co/M1e2wFmU6F pic.twitter.com/FNjZB12mKK— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 19, 2020
In her video, Jenner told her 166 million followers, “Hey, guys. Happy self-quarantine. 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… He definitely encouraged me to come on here and talk to you guys.”
The billionaire continued, “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 gonna slow this down is if we do this because there is not a cure right now.”
The Kylie Cosmetics founder concluded, “We’re going to get through this together. We just have to listen to each other, respect each other, self-quarantine.”
During her eighth day of isolation on Wednesday, Jenner revealed that her secret pregnancy with daughter Stormi Webster, 2, prepared her for the quarantine.
“i’m on day 8. my pregnancy prepared me for this. i didn’t leave the house for months,” she wrote on IG Story.
Though Jenner gave birth to her and Travis Scott’s daughter on February 1, 2018, the two announced Kylie’s pregnancy and Stormi’s arrival days later.