If you haven’t heard, amid the coronavirus pandemic you should be washing your hands regularly, for at least 20 seconds, and with soap and water. If that wasn’t clear enough already though, Blue Ivy Carter’s got you covered.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s eight year old daughter shared a minute-long video about keeping your hands clean to the Instagram of her grandma, Tina Knowles, today (April 19). In it, she conducts a “little DIY experiment” to help people visualise how soap protects them from contagions.
“So I have a mixture of a lot of different types of soap inside of this,” she explains, holding up a small pot. She then points to another dish that contains black pepper and water, saying: “And this is the coronavirus, or any virus. It’s actually just pepper.”
Blue Ivy then goes on to give a step-by-step guide to the experiment, which involves covering your finger in the soap and placing it in the water, where it repels the pepper: or, “the virus goes out.”
“This is why it’s very important to wash your hands,” she adds. “If you keep your hands dirty, you might get sick.”
Even if it wasn’t presented in such a cute way, it would be pretty difficult to argue with that advice, tbh.
Blue Ivy’s mum (aka Beyoncé) has also been doing her bit to spread the message about coronavirus, appearing during Lady Gaga’s One World: Together at Home concert last night (April 18) to thank key workers and highlight COVID-19’s disproportionate effect on black Americans.