Paul Rudd is one of those people who’s looked young since the 90s. Thirty years after he stole young gay hearts as Cher’s step-brother/love-interest (it was weird) in Clueless, 51-year-old Paul’s skin is still producing collagen like a teen’s! And he’s using his youthfulness for a good cause by suggesting to his fellow young people to mask up to stop the spread of coronavirus. Personally I think if Paul offered up his underwear to turn into masks that would incentivize more people wear them but hey, this works too!
Mashable says that Paul partnered with New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo to help promote mask-wearing among young people. COVID-19 numbers have always been high among younger people and it’s driving the spread of the pandemic. And while coronavirus is less fatal among the youth, there are still many hospitalizations and deaths. One 28-year-old coronavirus patient had to get a lung transplant. So those partying TikTokers have a lot of fun stuff to look forward to! But hopefully, other young people will listen to Paul. In his PSA he says:
“Yo what up dudes! Paul Rudd here, actor and certified young person. A few days ago I was talking on the iPhone with my homie, Governor Cuomo, and he was going off about how us millennials need to wear masks. Because get this: apparently a lot of COVID is tansmitted by us millennials. No cap! So Cuoms asked me, he’s like: “Paul, you’ve got to help. What are you like, twenty-six?” And I didn’t correct him. So fam, let’s real talk: Masks? They’re totally beast! So slide that into your DMs and Twitch it!”
Paul promised that “masks protect you and your dank squad,” before breaking from the youthful jargon to beg people to put on a mask:
“People are dying! Hundreds of thousands of people are dying! And it’s preventable! It’s preventable! I shouldn’t have to make it fun! It’s science!”
Paul wants you to “yeet” this virus. So listen to Paul and yeet corona away!
Now we just have to figure out what kind of PSA will get the Karens of the world to stop their attack on mask-wearing. Hmmm, who has sway over that demographic? Maybe QVC? Too bad they hate social commentary…
Here’s Paul’s PSA: