Stephen: Paul Rudd appeals to millennials in mask PSA
Actor Paul Rudd teamed up with the state of New York for a new PSA aimed at encouraging millennials to wear masks, Deadline reports. “A couple of days ago I was talking on the iPhone with my homie Governor Cuomo and he’s just going off about how us millennials need to wear masks ‘cuz get this, apparently a lot of COVID is transmitted by us millennials,” Rudd says in the clip. Rudd also introduced himself as a “certified young person,” and dressed in a yellow sweatsuit with yellow headphones, sprinkled the clip with popular internet slang, from, “stan” to “vibe check,” adding, “Masks? They’re totally beast,” the actor says before shredding a double-necked guitar.
He goes on to urge millennials to wear their masks so they can continue to “go to bars, drink, hook up and do our Tik Toks.” He says that the CDC-recommended face coverings “protect you and your dank squad” and shares that following guidelines is one way to seem cool. “Caring about other people is the new not caring about other people,” he jokes. At the end he sits down with Hot Ones host Sean Evans to recreate their 2019 viral clip. “Look at us. Who would’ve thought wearing masks would be a problem?” Evans asks. “Not me,” Rudd replies as he tries to eat with his mask on.