At the start of the Coronavirus epidemic, as the world shook with fear in the face of this virus it did not know, a dozen celebrities had the privilege of attending a Zoom meeting, or a video call, with the Dr. Anthony Fauci, a famous American immunologist. Together, all were able to ask the specialist what they wanted to know about the Covid-19. The stars asked most of the same questions anyone else would have asked, Dr. Fauci said in an interview with CNN. All of them asked about masks in particular, as well as social distancing, and whether it was safe to order take out food, among other things.
Among the handpicked few celebrities was Kim Kardashian. The call also featured Ashton Kutcher and his wife Mila Kunis, as well as the couple formed by Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry, who recently became parents to a baby girl. The two spouses Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk were also in the game, as the rapper 2 Chainz. And that’s not all, in addition to this pretty swarm of celebrities, a total of 36 people attended the call, including famous musicians and athletes.
Celebrities who weren’t chosen by chance
The call was held last April, and lasted about an hour. And it was Kim Kardashian who had the idea of this Zoom call, from the person in charge of the White House’s Coronavirus crisis unit. If Dr. Fauci has agreed to take his time responding to celebrities, it is above all because he considers that they all have “megaphones”. In other words, each has a great notoriety and a significant number of subscribers on social networks. Thus, the doctor said to himself that each celebrity would be able to give his advice, in particular on barrier gestures or the importance of respecting confinement. And he was right.
Kim Kardashian and her daughter © Instagram