Selena Gomez has left her Disney roots behind and is taking up the international effort to fight COVID-19 with a plea to world leaders.
“Help everyone around the world fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” she urged members of the G-7 group of nations.
The G7 nations include Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
“Please join me and send a message to France’s @EmmanuelMacron and other #G7 leaders asking them to pledge dollars or doses to help everyone around the world fight the COVID-19 pandemic. #VaxLive,” she wrote via social media.
Selena also urged vaccine developers to provide the life-saving shots on a “not-for-profit” basis to some of the most in-need countries around the world.
The 28-year-old singer and actress tweeted: “@moderna_tx & @NoubarAfeyan , thanks for developing a vaccine for COVID-19 but we need your help to get it to everyone, everywhere. Will you follow others in providing it not-for-profit for the countries most in need? #vaxlive”
In response to Selena’s initial post, President Macron sent a message to the pop star, thanking her.
“Dear @SelenaGomez.” he wrote. “Thank you for carrying this crucial message to all leaders. France has already started sending out its first doses of vaccine to Africa through #Covax, and it’s just the beginning.
Thanks for spreading the word! Let’s stand with those who have less. Now.”
“Thank you! We need all #G7 leaders to stand with those who have less,” Selena wrote back.
Selena also reached out to President Joe Biden to do more to support other countries amid the pandemic.
“I’m really hoping the US also hears this and takes a stand… @POTUS @SecBlinken @WHCOS ? With US leadership #WeCanDoThis and end the pandemic for everyone. #VaxLive
In August 2009, Gomez, then 17, became the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever, surpassing Hayley Westenra, who was 18.
“Stranger Things” actress Millie Bobby Brown is now the youngest. She became a UNICEF ambassador at age 14., after her breakout role on the show.