*The Surgeon General used an appearance on “Good Morning America” Thursday to speak directly to Kylie Jenner, hoping that she can tell her fellow millennial and Gen Zers not to congregate amidst the current coronavirus pandemic, and they would actually listen.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the country needed social media influencers like Jenner to use their platforms to get through to young people who ignore the government’s social distancing advice. The remark followed jarring videos of teens and young adults partying in Florida’s beaches for Spring Break.
Dr. Adams said o “GMA” Thursday: “I have a 15 and 14 year old and the more I tell them not to do something, the more they want to do it. What I really think we need to do was get our influencers – Kevin Durant, Donavan Mitchell, we need to get Kylie Jenner and social media influencers out there, in helping folks understand: this is serious – people are dying out there.”
Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on millennials and the coronavirus: “We need to get our social media influencers out there and helping folks understand that look this is serious.” https://t.co/M1e2wFmU6F pic.twitter.com/FNjZB12mKK
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 19, 2020