Paul Rudd made a PSA asking ‘fellow millennials’ and young people to wear a mask. Many people responded to the video calling Rudd ‘hilarious’.

After watching the video, I think we can all agree. 

Actor, Paul Rudd, tried to appeal to young people by explaining to them the importance of wearing a mask in a way that they would understand. He used language that is known to be frequently used with the younger generation. 

He starts by saying, “Yo what up dogs Paul Rudd here actor and certified young person. A few 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 because get this apparently a lot of COVID is transferred from us millennials.” 

The CDC recommends that people wear masks not only to protect themselves but others as well. Specifically, it is suggested that anyone two years or older should wear a mask. Although it varies, many states have mandated the use of masks. And even a state has not mandated masks to be worn, places of business have taken it upon themselves to require masks. 

Rudd continued, “Yas queens like ourselves we want to go to bars, we want to drink, hook up, do our TikToks. I get it. I’m not gonna preach at you like some celebrity, blehh. This is a convo where I talk and you shut up and wear your mask.”

Celebrities quickly shared the video applauding Rudd for his message.

Rudd’s PSA did receive some backlash for the way it presents the younger generation. This user particularly felt annoyed with the video.

But overall, most people found it to be quite entertaining.

Governor Cuomo stated, “This nation is still battling the Covid-19 pandemic and young people are not immune from it.” Cuomo continued by stressing the importance of the message. “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.”

Mask Up America has come out with many ads for the mask campaign. Another one featured celebrities like Robert De Niro.

Rudd finishes the video telling viewers that he shouldn’t have to make it fun for people to understand. “Just wear a mask. It’s easy. It’s simple, please. It’s not hard people are dying. Hundreds of thousands of people are dying and it’s preventable. It’s preventable! Just wear a mask. I shouldn’t have to make it fun. It’s science.”

The Mask Debate

There are many reasons why people choose whether or not to wear a mask. People have involved things like politics and religion for reasons as to why they will not wear one. Other reasons like discomfort or the belief that it does not do anything to protect you has also been used.

‘Karens’ are often the ones posted to social media for refusing to put on a mask to do things like enter a store. A video was posted to Reddit on Tuesday showing a group of anti-maskers storming through a Target in South Florida.

The group had no masks and yelled at other shoppers to take theirs off. They came in the store chanting, “Take it off, take off your mask.”

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Florida had a major spike in cases over the summer with over 10,000 deaths. The sunshine state does not currently have any travel restrictions in place. Although, health officials do advise people to wear masks.

They shouted throughout the entire store saying, “We’re not gonna take it anymore.” Many people on Reddit were not surprised that this took place in Florida. Some comments pointing out that many of the protestors were wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ clothing.

The video made some users uncomfortable. Pointing out this incident as one reasons why they don’t want to leave their house.

Another person shared a picture of the travel bans placed this summer.

This user asked his followers which side they are on. Mask or no mask? He explained what each side meant in his eyes.

The Anti-Maskers

Another anti-mask incident was caught on video the following day. The video showed a couple not wearing a mask in Walmart. Two people were recording the couple not wearing masks which made the couple angry. The woman called out for security, while the husband told them to go away. He said, “We’re from Washington. We don’t have COVID.”

One user was questioning Walmart’s policy about wearing masks.

This woman feels ashamed to say she’s an American.

The video caused debate amongst users about the usage of masks when people have medical conditions that may prevent them from wearing them.

‘Karens’ not wearing masks frequently show up on social media and they all share similar points of views on the subject. Many of these videos show people getting very angry and aggressive when asked to wear a mask or to wear one properly.

An essential worker in Palm Beach even went as far as to tell Palm Beach commissioners she hasn’t worn a mask since the pandemic started.

What do you think? Do you think Paul Rudd’s PSA will help the younger generations wear a mask?