COVID-19 cases are at their peak because of the second wave. Bollywood celebrities are encouraging and helping citizens of the country in this pandemic by providing necessities and donating funds.
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez recently admitted to being in a position of ‘privilege’ as India battles the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. She also said that this is not the right time to criticise celebrities. She has recently launched her foundation You Only Live Once (YOLO) to help the people in need.
In an interview with Times Now, she said, “I want to be there as much as I can for people and not think about myself. Because I know I do come from a space that’s complete privilege right now. I have a roof over my head and I have food to eat. There are people out there struggling to survive because of the pandemic.”
She is also helping in amplifying distress calls, and sharing covid data. She has asked everyone to come together and help in this situation. She says, “If it’s in your capacity to help, please help, and if maybe, it’s not in your capacity or you don’t have the means, at least don’t spread hate, don’t spread negativity. It’s not the time or the place for that.”
She further added, “Don’t add just negativity. It’s really uncalled for…There are actually people out there who are doing what they can and probably not talking about it. You don’t know what someone’s going through or what someone’s doing, so please don’t make yourself a judge of that. Even if it means keeping your negative opinions to yourself, please do that”.