But while many of us are done with the coronavirus, it is certainly not done with us. So how do you effectively communicate your message to young people in Canada? If you are John Horgan, the Premier of British Columbia, you enlist the help of your famous citizens like Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen. Horgan called Deadpool directly in his plea, urging Rogen and Reynolds to call him.
Young people need to understand that this is not the time to go to big parties. @VancityReynolds & @Sethrogen – please help spread the word to stop the spread of # COVID19. pic.twitter.com/u9SodpRnxu
– John Horgan (@jjhorgan) August 12, 2020
And in classic Ryan Reynolds fashion, the star left a humorous and scorching warning to party-loving teens in British Columbia:
I called your office. Left a message. pic.twitter.com/CGp2IZagrD
– Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 14, 2020
Reynolds preceded his post by saying, “I’m not sure that’s a good idea frankly folks I don’t think they want medical advice from guys like me unless you know it. is plastic surgery. A lot of people don’t know this about me, but I was Hugh Jackman.
Reynolds continued, “The kids in BC are partying, which is, of course, dangerous. They probably don’t know that thousands of people are not only sick with the coronavirus, they are also dying from it. And, of course, it’s terrible that it affects our most vulnerable.
Reynolds called British Columbia “home to some of the coolest seniors on the planet,” including her mother and environmental activist David Suzuki. He then joked that the pandemic was killing his mom’s love life, saying, “My mom, she doesn’t want to be locked in her apartment all day. She wants to be out there sailing Kitsilano Beach looking for a burnout young Abercrombie in her thirties. She’s insatiable,… But here’s the problem, I hope the kids in BC don’t kill my mom or David Suzuki – or each other. Like, don’t kill anybody, I think that’s reasonable.
Reynolds added he was in his forties reviewing his wife’s old TV series Gossip Girl saying, “I love parties. My favorite thing to do is sit alone in my room with a glass of gin and the first 32 seasons of Gossip Girl, and it’s a party, I threw my shoulder the last time I did that .
All in all, that’s everything we’d expect from a Reynolds statement: dig Hugh Jackman, jokes about his mom and wife, and enough dirty, erased humor to make us laugh. Not to be outdone, Seth Rogen also shared his extremely brand message to children:
The people of British Columbia! Please do not go to parties, barbecues and other large gatherings! COVID is still here! It’s more fun spending time alone and smoking weed and watching movies and TV shows anyway! Do this instead! Thank you!
– Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) 15 août 2020
All of this makes me wonder why there hasn’t been a massive movement of actors playing superheroes to do some sort of “be a hero, wear a mask” PR campaign to fight the pandemic. I feel like this is an obvious choice, but I guess with the response from the AWOL government, who would organize it?
In the meantime, at least we’ve got Reynolds and Rogen on the case.
(via Variety, image: Noam Galai / Getty Images The Michael J. Fox Foundation)
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