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Life in the times of Covid: Pandemic-era celebrities struggle to strike appropriate tone – more lifestyle
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Life in the times of Covid: Pandemic-era celebrities struggle to strike appropriate tone – more lifestyle

As the coronavirus pandemic has forced populations worldwide indoors, many celebrities have harnessed their star power to try and raise spirits online, dubbing the illness a great unifier.But expressions of solidarity have rung hollow for some social media users fatigued by content that’s perhaps well-intentioned but backdropped by hot tubs, crackling fireplaces, or backyard pools.The most recent eye rolls came after the announcement that some 200 celebrities and politicians -- including billionaire Oprah, superstar actress Julia Roberts and former US president George W. Bush -- would participate in a 24-hour long “Call to Unite” livestream event starting this Friday to encourage donating to COVID-19 relief efforts.“If only they knew ppl with money,” tweeted journalist Aste...