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The musician was seen wearing a medical mask on social media. This caused may people to be critical of her because there is a shortage of protective medical supplies across the country right now.

"It's nobody's business but I'd prefer y'all not criticize me for wearing a face mask and doing what I was supposed to do to protect the people in my home," she said.

Lizzo said the mask was to protect other people from getting strep throat.

"Please check yourself before you become an internet bully because you're bored," she wrote. "Get your facts straight. The world needs less trolls and more compassion."

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This isn't the first time she's addressed what's going on in the world right now. In an Instagram video she said, "There is the disease, and then there is the fear of the disease.

"And I think that fear can spread so much hatred and fear can spread so much negative energy. And fear can spread the disease, even quicker than the disease can. I wanted to empower everyone and let you all know you have power. We all have power. You have power to eliminate fear. We have the power to reduce the fear that is being heightened," she added.

Staying Safe

Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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