Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen wants you to practice physical distancing

Carla Harmon
March 25, 2020

We just want celebrities to stop singing to us and posting words of encouragement attached to selfies.

Ryan Reynolds posted his own coronavirus video to Twitter this week, acknowledging the inherent silliness of celebrities who are latching on to the worldwide crisis. Last week he, along with wife, Blake Lively, donated $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada to help those in need.

Rather than taking to his Instagram to sing a song like Hugh Jackman or Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds recently uploaded a post to his Instagram poking fun at celebrity self-importance.

The Canadian actor shared the brief one-minute video on his Twitter page Monday in response to a social media chain launched by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Reynolds was quick to respond with his message. "Help me spread the word and let's plank the curve".

"During times of crisis, we all know it's the celebrities we count on most", Reynolds says.

"Everyone needs to step up to fight against this virus, to keep our loved ones safe, to keep vulnerable people safe, and to protect the health care workers who are working so hard to keep us all safe", Trudeau said. First responders, people who work in essential services, ping pong players, mannequins - they're great, childhood imaginary friends. "400 other types of people".

Some local celebrities have added their voices to the chorus of calls urging Canadians to stay home.

The pleas come as the Canadian government is asking residents to stay home, avoid in-person group social activities and to practice proper physical distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19. "There are worse things you could be asked to do", he said. "We are going to get through this thing, we're going to get through this thing together".

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