Ryan Reynolds Shares Very Ryan Reynolds Coronavirus Message On Twitter
Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has shared a coronavirus PSA in the way only Ryan Reynolds can - throwing shade at other celebrities speaking out about the pandemic in the process. You can watch his video message below:
Reynolds was responding to a video from Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, which asked famous Canadians Reynolds and Michael Bublé to help spread the word about the best ways to combat the disease.
As of 6pm EDT yesterday, there were 1,646 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Canada, with 24 people having died from the disease.
Reynolds responded with his own video message just 10 minutes later. While he did have a serious message for Canadians to 'stay at home, practice social distancing, wash your hands,' he also jokingly questioned if he was the right person to spread the public health message.
He said in the video: "Thank you Prime Minister Trudeau. We need to work together to flatten the curve and fight off Covid-19.
"I think in times of crisis we all know it's the celebrities we count on most. They're the ones that are going to get us through this. Right after healthcare workers; first responders; people who work in essential services; ping pong players; mannequins; childhood imaginary friends; like 400 other types of people.
"Look, stay at home, practise social distancing, wash your hands. We are going to get through this thing, we're going to get through this thing together."
Like Trudeau, Reynolds asked fellow Canadian celebs Seth Rogen and Steven Page to spread the word. Rogen responded with his own tongue-in-cheek video message a couple of hours later.
Sporting a thick beard and wild hair, he was clearly going for a more relaxed quarantine look. You can watch his message here:
Rogen then nominated Shawn Mendes and actor Jay Baruchel to post their own Covid-19 videos.
Many celebs have shared their thoughts on coronavirus since the outbreak began - ranging from critical warnings delivered in a humorous fashion (Mel Brooks and his son); the well-meaning but slightly cringe (Gal Gadot's sing-along); to those that went down like a lead balloon (Evangeline Lilly saying 'some people value their lives over their freedom, some people value freedom over their lives').
Reynolds does make an excellent point - though it's great when celebrities use their platforms to reinforce public health messages, it's really the experts we should be listening to.
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