The USA is in a time of major crisis.
As Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to increase exponentially, experts are recommending Americans stay home and distance themselves from their peers. American life has been upended as we know it.
But some folks have yet to follow the advice handed down by the CDC--earning the ire of several celebrities, including Hilary Duff, who went online to tell folks exactly what she thought of people not heeding "social distancing."
Duff, 32, made a video on her Instagram story in which she told "all you young millennial a**holes that keep going out and partying: Go home."
"Stop killing old people please."
Hilary Duff blasted ppl for not self-quarantining or practicing social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak. Sh… https://t.co/hGVmDWPhR6— TeaWithTia (@TeaWithTia) 1584375082.0
Many reposted the video in solidarity with Duff, as the CDC has made it clear that young people who are asymptomatic are at greater risk of transmitting the virus to vulnerable populations.
Excuse me, *PRESIDENT Hilary Duff always takes the right stance on the issues. Put some respect on her name!!! https://t.co/UjC9DRZaWT— Joey Nolfi (@Joey Nolfi) 1584327511.0
LISTEN TO @HilaryDuff https://t.co/snDkV17IMu— Brice Sander (@Brice Sander) 1584325243.0
Pictures from this weekend showed young people in Pittsburgh celebrating St. Patrick's Day--a surefire way to spread the virus faster and faster.
This is what I see when I read about @HilaryDuff yelling at partying millennials. You tell 'em girl! https://t.co/bQR6DDk0jV— Kaitlin Urka (@Kaitlin Urka) 1584390905.0
They’re being irresponsible and should be arrested. That kinda behavior is a threat to all of us. https://t.co/eiyhhZTIp9— Dr Leon NeilStrong (@Dr Leon NeilStrong) 1584388293.0
HILARY DUFF ENDED MILLENNIALS https://t.co/wl9OYT76bS— ･ﾟ (@･ﾟ) 1584381055.0
🙈 @HilaryDuff wasn’t talking about the ones who have to go to work during this time. She was talking about the ones… https://t.co/roRpD2iZnn— Kerrysa (@Kerrysa) 1584385186.0
Thank you for this @HilaryDuff https://t.co/8eBhC7SNxg— Ed Namrok (@Ed Namrok) 1584393057.0
Duff is one in a string of celebrities who took to social media to emphasize the importance of social distancing.
please https://t.co/N9WkKyVNn1— Ariana Grande (@Ariana Grande) 1584294956.0
Stay at home as much as possible. Listen to the experts, ignore the morons (foreheads). We will get through this to… https://t.co/YkUiQbDkRT— Arnold (@Arnold) 1584327098.0
*corona chaos ensues* *toilet paper is now currency* *frozen burritos for the rest of my life possibly* “anyway,… https://t.co/JVXR6kkSC4— hayley from Paramore 🥀 (@hayley from Paramore 🥀) 1584144925.0
Now is the time to come together around a central message: #StayHome!!! https://t.co/WU98UcFHLd— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@Debra Messing✍🏻) 1584325870.0
Watch this. It shows why we should all do the right thing and stay home to the fullest extent possible. All of us c… https://t.co/GOODRTNI2e— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama) 1584299337.0
https://t.co/NMh1MJRWQf— Lady Gaga (@Lady Gaga) 1584235921.0
The USA is at 4,667 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 87 deaths on record.
The outbreak and restrictions on American life is expected to get a lot worse before they get better.