- Over 80 celebrities and issued an open letter to world leaders on Tuesday, telling them to end “the COVID-19 pandemic now.”
- Among those who signed the missive were Alyssa Milano, Anne Hathaway, Debra Messing, Peter Dinklage, Ciara, and Richard Gere.
- More celebrity news here.
The coronavirus pandemic has been going on for around 20 months now and several dozen celebrities believe that’s long enough.
That’s right. Just when you thought the rich and famous couldn’t be any less self-aware with regard to their actual importance in the grand scheme of things, they go and tell the world, “Hold my beer.”
Tuesday morning, just as President Joe Biden was about to address the United Nations for the first time, over 80 celebrities published an open letter to world leaders telling them to end “the Covid-19 pandemic now.”
WHY DIDN’T WE THINK OF THAT BEFORE NOW?!
The letter, which addressed the United Nations General Assembly Session, was posted on the CARE website and was signed by dozens of famous folk including Eva Longoria, Debra Messing, Alyssa Milano, Anne Hathaway, Morena Baccarin, Troian Bellisario, Jordana Brewster, Connie Britton, Ciara, Alexandra Daddario, Peter Dinklage, Richard Gere, Joel McHale, Iman, Iskra Lawrence, Annie Lennox, Edward James Olmos, Laura Linney, Julianna Margulies, Idina Menzel, Leven Rambin, Holland Roden, Adam Shulman, Sarah Silverman, Laura Vandervoort, Michelle Williams, and Russell Wilson.
An open letter to world leaders on ending the COVID-19 pandemic now.
None of us are safe until all of us are safe.
We call on leaders gathering at the United Nations General Assembly Session to boldly act together to end COVID-19 everywhere.
COVID-19 is now a manmade pandemic of apathy. Only 2% of people in low-income countries have received a single dose, leaving the world’s most vulnerable to face COVID with no protection. This situation also lets new variants, like Delta, emerge and ravage the lives of millions.
We are joining with CARE to call on global leaders to make 7 billion vaccine doses available before the end of 2021, and an additional 7 billion doses by mid-2022 to fully vaccinate 70% of the world by next summer.
To get this done the world community must also invest in last-mile delivery systems, public education, and frontline healthcare workers to get vaccines from tarmacs into arms. Millions of doses could go to waste because low-income countries don’t have the support they need to get vaccines to vulnerable people.
We can save millions of lives — and trillions in further economic damage — by meeting this moment with the resources and political will needed to end COVID-19 for everyone, everywhere. Because none of us are safe until all of us are safe.
Wow. That’s quite a goal – 70% of the entire world – when their own country, the United States, still isn’t anywhere near that number.
While their hearts might be in the right places, the rest of the regular folk couldn’t help but laugh at this ridiculous attempt to do… something.
Oh. Thank God these “dozens” of celebrities have called on world leaders to “end” the pandemic. I mean, us common folk were just hoping it would keep on keeping on. Do you think they could ask for the ending of world hunger too???— MakeItStop (@justintime5511) September 21, 2021
Finally. What an ordeal, glad it's going to end. Thank you, celebrities.— Hungry Hungry Himbo (@OnlyAWorldAway) September 21, 2021
That’s not how any of this works— moon cake candy flipping (@br0k3nhalos) September 21, 2021
An average of 2285 people are still dying everyday day from COVID in the US because of the anti-vaxxers. An increase of 906.6% from one year ago. Perhaps celebrities should focus on them.— Effina (@effinalavina) September 21, 2021
i think this might work— Slade (@Slade) September 21, 2021
Finally, someone is doing something— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) September 21, 2021
If only they’d thought of this last year. Still. Better late than never.— “Take full ownership” (@AJThompson7) September 21, 2021
That’s what I’m saying! On the plus side…
I'd like to thank them all for sparing us another awful video of them all singing Imagine— The Bamalorian (@DeepSouthPhilly) September 21, 2021
Have they also asked ISIS to "stop it?"— Hunter the DFA HosmerKid™ (@theBeerkid69) September 21, 2021
Now we’re cooking with gas! LET’S GOOOO!