Ryan Reynolds has urged young people in his native Canada to stop partying, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The actor released a witty audio recording urging “young folks” in British Columbia to practice social distancing on Friday, after B.C. Premier John Horgan asked him to help reach the younger demographic about the dangers of COVID-19.
In response, Ryan shared a voice memo with John Horgan on Twitter, and joked: “I got your message about the thing. Uhm, I’m not sure it’s a great idea, frankly.”
“I don’t think people want medical advice from guys like me, no sir. Unless it’s plastic surgery, which — a lot of people don’t know this — but I used to be Hugh Jackman.”
“Young folks in B.C., yeah, they’re partying, which is of course dangerous,” he continued. “They probably don’t know that thousands of young people aren’t just getting sick from coronavirus, they’re also dying from it too.”
“It’s terrible that it affects our most vulnerable. B.C., that’s home to some of the coolest older people on Earth,” he said, before listing residents such as his mother and environmental activist David Suzuki.
“My mom, she doesn’t want to be cooped up in her apartment all day. She wants to be out there cruising Kitsilano Beach looking for some young 30-something Abercrombie burnout to go full Mrs. Robinson on. She is insatiable,” he joked.
“I hope young people in B.C. don’t kill my mom, frankly. Or David Suzuki. Or each other. Let’s not kill anyone. I think that’s reasonable.”
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— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 14, 2020
The actor hilariously ended his message by saying, “I love parties. My favorite thing to do is sit alone in my room with a glass of gin and the first 32 seasons of Gossip Girl.”
“That’s a party. Threw my shoulder out the last time I did that!”
Ryan spoke out after British Columbia saw a 36% increase of COVID-19 cases in the past week.