Actor Paul Rudd has produced a comedic public service announcement that was released in the US to urge “Millennials” and other younger generations to wear a face mask as part of the effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, as the number of cases in the 20-39 age group continues to rise at high rates compared to other age groups.
Calling himself a “certified young person,” Rudd, who is 51, said he was asked by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to do the PSA. During the video, Rudd tries to play the guitar, gives rapping an attempt, speaks with singer Billie Eilish on the phone and encourages people to do the “Save Grandma” TikTok challenge.
He eventually breaks character and asks people to “just wear a mask.” “We’ve got to yeet this virus,” he says – slang and all.