Ashley Judd and Olivia Munn among stars turning over social media to pandemic experts in #PassTheMic campaign finale
Ashey Judd and Olivia Munn were among the stars turning over their social media to pandemic experts Tuesday as the #PassTheMic campaign reached its finale.
The 52-year-old actress shared her 440,000 followers on Instagram and 357,000 on Twitter with Canadian health expert Dr. Charlie Weller.
‘I’m honored to #PassTheMic to @DrCharlieWeller, Head of the Vaccines Program at @wellcometrust. She’s sharing why we must come together to develop the science and tools we need to recover from #COVID-19,’ Ashley posted on social media.
Online takeover: Ashley Judd, shown in March 2018 in Los Angeles, was among the stars who handed their social media accounts Tuesday to health experts for the #PassTheMic campaign
Olivia, 39, handed over her 2.6 million followers on Instagram and 818,000 on Twitter to Canadian health expert Dr. Bonnie Henry
‘I’m excited to #PassTheMic to Dr. Bonnie Henry (@BCGovNews), the Provincial Health Officer in British Columbia, Canada. She knows global epidemics & will share how we can defeat #COVID19,’ Olivia posted.
Robin Wright, 54, took to YouTube for a conversation with ONE Campaign president and CEO Gayle Smith, 64.
‘July 1 marks six months since the COVID-19 outbreak was first reported and the need for experts to lead the conversation is more critical now than ever, especially at a time when the pandemic is spreading and spiking in many parts of the world, including the US,’ Smith said in a statement.
Campaignfinale: Olivia Munn, shown in February in Los Angeles, also turned over her social media accounts for the finale of the campaign supported by the ONE campaign
Global community: Canadian health expert Dr. Bonnie Henry talked about the global nature of the pandemic saying ‘if it’s anywhere, everywhere is at risk’
‘The message behind #PassTheMic has resonated with people around the world because they know that facts are what we need to drive solutions and end the pandemic,’ she added.
The ONE Campaign announced Tuesday that the #PassTheMic campaign will conclude Tuesday and Wednesday with takeovers of social media accounts belonging to Ashley, Olivia, Robin, James McAvoy, Kumail Nanjiani, Phoebe Robinson, Michael Sheen, Tessa Thompson, Busy Philipps and more.
The #PassTheMic campaign started May 21 with a conversation between Julia Roberts, 52, and Dr. Anthony Fauci , 79, about the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.,
Mic passed: Ashley tweeted that she was honored to pass the mic to Dr. Charlie Weller
Scientific innovation: Dr Weller said she was excited about the scientific innovations being brought on by the global response to COVID-19
The expert takeovers for the finale will focus on the urgent need for a global response and an equitably-distributed vaccine as well as the impact the pandemic has had on minority and vulnerable populations.
Other celebrities who have taken part in the campaign include: Penelope Cruz, David Oyelowo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rainn Wilson and Shailene Woodley.
In total, 42 celebrities were participating with over 258 million followers around the world.
Special focus: The expert takeovers for the finale will focus on the urgent need for a global response and an equitably-distributed vaccine as well as the impact the pandemic has had on minority and vulnerable populations