Famous Canadians, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Olympic hockey champion
The videos have all been shared on Twitter with personal messages.
“Now is not the time to be hanging out in parks with friends or hosting dinner parties. If we all step up and do the right thing, we will get through this together. So help me spread the word and let’s plank the curve,” said Trudeau, who also called on Reynolds and singer Michael Bublé to join in and share the message.
You need to stay home. And so do your friends and family members. Help spread the word with your own video – and tag your friends to remind them to stay home too. And together, we can #PlankTheCurve. @MichaelBuble and @VancityReynolds – can you help? #StayAtHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/f1PQQrzMIK
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 23, 2020
Reynolds was quick to respond with his message.
“Thank you, Prime Minister Trudeau. We need to work together to flatten the curve and fight off COVID-19. I think in times of crisis I think we all know that it’s the celebrities that we count on most. They’re the ones who are going to get us through this,” he joked. Reynolds nominated fellow Canuck Seth Rogen to carry on the message.
Another important message from an important celebrity. Let’s spread the word not the virus. I happily nominate, @stevenpage @Sethrogen and @TerryR49776917 #PlankTheCurve #StayAtHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/IRJNI9Y6G9
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 23, 2020
“Just don’t leave the house. You know, there are worse things you could be asked to do,” said Rogen in his video message.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) March 24, 2020
Olympic champion Hayley Wickenheiser shared a personal take on the situation, as she is currently a doctor-in-training in her final year of med school.
Ok @JustinTrudeau, @VancityReynolds @ArleneDickinson @Marner93 @91Tavares @paulbrandt @brendanshanahan @jannarden you’re up! #PlanktheCurve #StayHome https://t.co/ceEbVt4Osz pic.twitter.com/uEYTQBmBdj
— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) March 23, 2020
“You definitely don’t want to be seeing me in the hospital. So practice social distancing and stay the ahem home,” she said.
It’s a pretty simple ask, Canada. Stay at home and save lives. If Ryan Reynolds can do it, so can you.