The City of Calgary already made masks legally mandatory for public buildings and transit, but their most recent move may be what it takes to get young Calgarians to wear their face coverings.
The city’s Twitter account recently retweeted a tweet from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that features a video of hip, young actor Paul Rudd sending a message to his fellow millennials.
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“Yo, wuddup dudes, Paul Rudd here, actor and certified young person. A few days ago I was talking on my 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 transmitted by us millennials,” Rudd said in the video.
The City of Calgary noted in their retweet that the video’s message “*also applies to certified young people in Calgary.”
*also applies to certified young people in Calgary https://t.co/1cgxGxUcYx
— City of Calgary (@cityofcalgary) September 16, 2020
He’s not wrong, either. The Province of Alberta’s coronavirus numbers show that Albertans aged between 20 and 39 make up the highest number of both new coronavirus cases over the past week and active cases.
“So fam, let’s real talk. Masks? They’re totally beast!” the 51-year-old actor noted in the video. “So slide that into your DMs and Twitch it!”
Rudd was spotted in Calgary around this time last year while he was shooting the new Ghostbusters movie. He had been hanging out at the millennial hotspot, Hudsons Pub, where he took a few photos with fans and a staff member.
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Rudd ended the video on a super casual vibe: “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! It’s science. *screams*.”