Dove Cameron was taking a much needed mental health break from social media but she felt it was necessary to return and remind her fans that is important to keep apart at this point in time.
The “Descendants” star shared a cool picture of herself fully clothed while sitting in her shower on Wednesday (the water wasn’t running). Earlier this month, Dove expressed that she was feeling sad and went dark on Instagram for a few days but the former Disney star came back to use her platform to echo the messages of organizations like the CDC and the WHO. She wore a simple white tee and her long blonde hair draped down the front of her shoulders. Cameron also wore a very serious expression on her face.
“hi guys! so, i’ve been staying off of social media for mental health reasons, but, wanted to stop by to remind: with the COVID-19 virus impacting so many different groups of people more heavily than others (elderly who cannot leave their houses due to higher mortality risk, families who don’t get paid sick leave & can’t afford childcare when their children’s schools close, medical professionals, children who rely on school-provided food, homeless individuals),” Dove told her 35 million followers on Instagram.
She continued, “it is EVERYONE’S responsibility to stay home and participate in social distancing, even if you don’t feel at risk/ feel you will be less affected. remember: you can be a carrier with hardly any symptoms. PLEASE help slow/stop the spread of this illness with discipline and empathy, and STAY HOME. the best way to stop the spread is to behave like you already have it. in my next post i’ll talk about healthy quarantine/home experiences/activities we can all do together to make it more bearable!”
About two weeks ago, the actress shared a picture of herself shedding a tear and simply captioned it, “?.” In addition, she took to Twitter and told everyone how she was feeling.
“i’m pretty sad. have been for awhile, i think. and that’s ok,” Dove tweeted on March 6.
Cameron followed up with a second tweet, “if you’re sad, remember you’re not alone. everyone is human,” she continued. “objectifying others & ourselves is so deep in our current culture, we forget that, no matter what it looks like & what we think we know, we don’t know what someone is going through. we all hurt. let’s help each heal.”
It’s unclear what she was so sad about but she felt it was absolutely necessary to put her feelings aside and remind everyone to social distance during the Coronavirus concern.
i’m pretty sad. have been for awhile, i think. and that’s ok.
— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) March 7, 2020