YouTube is hosting a virtual graduation ceremony for confined American students. Many celebrities will take part.
Americans deprived of graduation because of the coronavirus will have a lot of consolation. YouTube announces a virtual ceremony in which several celebrities will participate, including former presidential couple Barack and Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, and the K-Pop group BTS. The live will take place on Saturday June 6 on the YouTube channel YouTube Originals .
“Graduation is a tradition to which students and families are very attached. Because of the current state of the world, YouTube offers to inspire them with a virtual ceremony,” said the platform in a statement sent to Variety .
Barack and Michelle Obama will be the headliners of this event called “Dear Class of 2020” (“Dear promotion 2020”). They will each give a speech, as will Lady Gaga , BTS , Malala Yousafzai, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, former Secretary of State for Defense Robert Gates and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
#DearClassof2020, we know how hard you’ve worked to make it to graduation so we want to celebrate you. Join us and a few friends in a Graduate #WithMe livestream event. From commencement speeches to musical performances, this one’s for you! June 6, https://t.co/dL6UgwLFWL pic.twitter.com/UakYWz4Q05— YouTube at 🏠 (@YouTube) May 5, 2020
Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, singers Chloe x Halle and Zendaya will also take part in the event. Musical performances are also expected for a virtual party.
“We hope that by bringing together remarkable and influential speakers, and offering performances from some of their favorite artists, we will encourage students who have worked so hard to get there,” said YouTube.