Selena Gomez wants to use her platform to fight “false information” on COVID-19.
The 28-year-old singer hosted Global Citizen’s “ VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World ” over the weekend, and has now said she wants to do what she can to encourage people to do so. vaccinate against COVID-19, especially if they have read wrong information that may have “scared” them to avoid the injection.
She explained to “Extra”: “I want to do my best to use my platform to tackle these issues.
“People [are] get false information. It scares people and it goes around all these different sites and I see these business leaders doing nothing. I wanted to be a part of it to make these conversations happen, to reach out to people who don’t get the vaccine and help them in any way I can.
“The purpose of my contact with people is … to talk about what I think is going to have to happen for us to progress … when it comes to me and the connection I have with people. people in general, just people, I’m not afraid – I’d rather say something than not say something. I’d rather go that route and be brave and fearless and get straight to the point. “
The “VAX Live” concert took place last weekend and will be televised – as well as broadcast on YouTube – on Saturday (08.05.21).
Meanwhile, Selena recently launched a mental health initiative called Mental Health 101, which aims to help people “connect to the resources they need” to make meaningful changes to their mental health.
In a post on Instagram, Selena – who is bipolar – said: “Today I am so thankful that we were able to launch Mental Health 101. This campaign is so close to my heart because of my own mental health issues. . I know firsthand how scary and lonely it can be to face anxiety and depression on your own at a young age. If I had learned about my mental health earlier – learned about my condition in school as I was taught other subjects – my background might have been very different.
“I hope Mental Health 101 will be the stepping stone for others I wish I had… to connect to the resources they need and to empower young people in ways that maybe weren’t possible. before.
“I hope you will join me in supporting this initiative and being part of the change. (sic) “