The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) praised “comrade” Britney Spears after she posted a quote that called on people to virtually connect “during this time of isolation” and learn to “feed each other, re-distribute wealth,” and “strike.”
The pop star posted the quote on Monday with the caption, “Communion goes beyond walls.”
The quote reads:
During this time of isolation, we need connection now more than ever. Call your loved ones, write virtual love letters. Technologies like virtual communication, streaming, and broadcasting are part of our community collaboration. We will learn to kiss and hold each other through the waves of the web. We wil [sic] feed each other, re-distribute wealth, strike. We will understand our own importance from the places we must stay. Communication moves beyond walls. We can still be together.
The DSA praised the “Womanizer” singer on Tuesday.
“Comrade Britney knows: together we can build a better world, because capitalism is Toxic,” the group wrote, playing off the name of her 2003 song “Toxic.”
— DSA 🌹 (@DemSocialists) March 24, 2020
Spears has an estimated net worth of $59 million.
Spears’ message comes as celebrities flock to social media to cope with social distancing by crying, singing, reciting poetry, dancing.
“I cried for a second. And I was going to do it by myself and then I thought you know what, it’s important for everybody to understand that we’re going through so much uncertainty right now,” actor-comedian Josh Gad said in an emotional post last week. “We’re going to get through it, and it’s hard.”
It’s okay to cry. pic.twitter.com/JTuBCFc4SA
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 19, 2020
“I can’t sleep. I’m puffy. I’m swollen. I’m confused. I’m stressed. I’m nervous. I’m watching the news late,” actress Drew Barrymore said in a lengthy video posted from a bathroom last week, using the caption “One foot in front of the other.”
Actress Rita Wilson, wife of Tom Hanks, also took to social media during her coronavirus isolation, holding up the science fiction novel Ender’s Game while rapping along to the 1992 single “Hip Hop Hurray.”
President Trump on Tuesday expressed hope of the U.S. returning to some semblance of normalcy by Easter.