Paul Rudd Tells Millennials To Wear Masks In Cuomo Video – Actor Paul Rudd has a new message aimed at millennials: Wear a mask.
Paul Rudd Tells Millennials To Wear Masks In Cuomo Video:
Paul Rudd wants you to be a “bae” and wear a mask.
In a new PSA for New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the Clueless heartthrob-turned-American icon, uses pop culture to implore millennials (and others) to practice good social hygiene.
The 51-year-old actor filmed a public service announcement at the behest of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of the “Mask Up, America” campaign.
In it, Rudd dons a hoodie, an NYC cap and some headphones as he carries a skateboard and speaks the language of the younger generation.
Says Rudd, “I was talking on the iPhone with my homie, Gov. Cuomo, and he’s just going off about how us millennials need to wear masks because, get this, apparently a lot of Covid is transmitted by us millennials.”
“So Cuomes asks me, he’s like, ‘Paul, you’ve got to help. What are you, like, 26?'” Rudd says in the video. “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.”
“Hot Ones” web series host Sean Evans makes a cameo, in a nod to Rudd’s appearance on an episode.
Paul Rudd, ‘Certified Young Person,’ Wants You To Wear A Mask:
“This nation is still battling the Covid-19 pandemic and young people are not immune from it,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We all need to do our part and wear a mask. Thanks to Paul Rudd for helping us spread this crucial message and reach young people like him.”
It’s the latest in a series of ads for the mask campaign, which has featured celebs including Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro.
The video was produced in partnership with Rudd and Evans in coordination with Jane Rosenthal, producer and chief executive officer of Tribeca Enterprises.
In March, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested adults between 20 to 44 (millennials and Gen Z) comprised about 30 percent of COVID-19 cases across the country and about 20 percent of hospitalizations.
As of Sept. 14, the majority of COVID-19 cases in El Paso have been from people aged 20 to 29 (5,047) and 30 to 39 (3,971), which aligns the CDC’s March data with Rudd’s appeal.
A significant number of cases have been linked to going out to bars and restaurants, which is data that health experts, elected officials and celebrities are now using to encourage millennials and Gen Zs to wear masks, social distance and challenge each other to be vigilant with the same fervor of accomplishing a Tik Tok challenge.
The two-minute video of Rudd makes it clear that young people can have their masks, and enjoy millennial staples like avocado toast, too.