How Instagram Creators Help to Fight Coronavirus

Harshita Agrawal

Harshita Agrawal is the Founder at eSocMedia. She is a social media and influencer marketing specialist who spends most of her time behind the screen. She's also an avid reader and a travel enthusiast.

Diseases can happen to anybody. And, for the first time, here’s a pandemic, that’s affecting everyone. It is not seeing if you are rich or poor, famous or common, working or hardly working, it’s touching everyone. Yes, I’m talking about the global Coronavirus pandemic that has sent the world into social distancing and self-isolation.

This quarantine has not been easy for anyone. But, thanks to the advancements in technology, despite the isolation, people are still connected. Social media has helped maintain sanity and helped people communicate with each other. Platforms like Instagram and Tik Tok have become a source of entertainment in every household.

While we have been occupying ourselves with the #DolognaCoffee challenges and several nominations on Instagram, celebrities are having their own kind of fun. They are trying to keep the claps alive and reconnect with their fans. We see several celebrities and Instagram influencers posting on Instagram more than ever. Let’s have a look at how they are social distancing via Instagram. 

Creating Social Distancing Posts and Videos: 

Everyone has been dealing with self-isolation in their own ways and celebrities all over the world have been creating videos encouraging social distancing. There have been peaceful videos, funny videos, explanation videos, and cute videos. Let’s have a look at some of them:

Gal Gadot shared a sing-along to John Lennon’s Imagine with a lot of other stars. You could see Amy Adams, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrel, Siia, and many more in her sing-along. They aimed to keep people together at such hard times. 

US singer and a Grammy winner, Lizzo, helped calm people with her soothing musical meditation. She played her flute and asked people to promote healing and positive energy for a quicker recovery. 

Hayley Kiyoko, an American singer, shared a post based on a “productive talk” she had with her therapist. It helps people feel what they are feeling without feeling bad about it. A really meaningful post it is. 

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Eva Chen, director of fashion partnerships at Instagram, has been sharing posts and videos inspiring people to social distance themselves. She created a video requesting her parents to stay at home at such a crucial hour. She also posts photos of her kids with captions on how she’s managing them when they cannot go out. 

Elliot Tebele’s famous Instagram account, @dudewithasign, partnered with Instagram and WHO to raise awareness about social distancing. His post on Coronavirus awareness received more than 2 million likes on Instagram.

Good News (@tankgoodnews), is another famous Instagram account that’s sharing meaningful posts regarding COVID-19.  With more than a million followers, their posts are receiving huge engagement. 

Derek Blasberg, an American journalist, requested people to call social distancing as physical distancing as the latter is more relevant. He also volunteered and delivered food to the elderly who are quarantined and don’t have access to food services.

Going Instagram Live: 

The celebrities that never had time to go Instagram Live even once a week are going Live everyday. They are singing songs, narrating poetries, sharing everyday lives and what not. Here are what they are up to: 

Robbie Williams started his “Corona-oke” where he’s taking song requests and livestreaming himself on Instagram. If you don’t want to miss his live sessions, then follow him else they will be gone after 24 hours! 

Chris Martin made his Coldplay fans joyous by performing on Instagram Live. He performed “A Sky Full of Stars” and drove people crazy. 

Fashion blogger and influencer, Chiara Ferragni, is going live with her home fashion during quarantine. While a lot of us are having hard time getting out of our PJs, her videos are a definite inspiration to look better. 

Pledging and Contributing Financially: 

The celebrities have not just been sharing videos, they are also helping the world fight the pandemic with their financial aid. 

Bill Gates pledged $100 million to help the outbreak. One of the first contributors, Bill Gates saw the effect early on and made his contribution on Feb 5th. 

Kylie Jenner contributed $1 million to provide protective gear to health care workers treating COVID-19 patients. 

Virat Kohli, Indian Cricketer along with his wife Anushka Sharma, pledged to the PM-Cares fund and inspired his followers to do the same. 

Lady Gaga’s beauty line, Haus Labs, announced that they are donating 20% of their last week food sales to the local food banks. 

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds shared in an Instagram post that they are donating $1 million to split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. They aimed to make sure food is provided during difficult times. 

Are you doing your bit too?

While celebrities and influencers are doing their bit in helping the world fight COVID-19, are you doing your bit too? Helping could begin with small things like helping your family or loved ones or sharing positive videos or spreading love. You could also start with serving food to the needy or making necessary donations that you can at this moment. We hope this article will inspire you to learn from the people you adore, and be inspired by not just their styles, but also their actions!