While seniors and those with underlying conditions are most at risk for COVID-19, studies show that the coronavirus is spread in large part by young people who gather in close proximity without wearing masks. Actor Paul Rudd has teamed up with First We Feast and the State of New York to address the problem in a PSA video targeted at millennials.
Wearing a sweatsuit and ball cap, guitar in hand, Rudd delivers his slang-peppered message about staying safe and protecting others amid the pandemic by wearing a mask. “Masks? They’re totally beast,” he says in the clip, in which he raps and plays a double-neck guitar. He even tries to eat with a mask on. But he’s not kidding around when he says, “Hundreds of thousands of people are dying and it’s preventable. It’s preventable,” he exclaims. “Just wear a mask. I shouldn’t have to make it fun. It’s science.”
Speaking of science, Rudd is the executive producer and narrator of “Tiny World,” a new 12-part nature docuseries about the world’s tiniest creatures. It premieres Oct. 2 on Apple TV+.
Watch the PSA here:
Certified young person Paul Rudd wants you to wear a mask. Listen up: pic.twitter.com/GTks5NUBmR
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 14, 2020