After making a plea for help from Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen this week, BC Premier John Horgan has gotten a response, just maybe not the one he was expecting.
“We need young people to understand that now is not the time to go to large parties. [Ryan Reynolds] and [Seth Rogen] – please help spread the message to stop the spread of #COVID19,” Horgan tweeted.
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Not to be outdone by Reynolds, who left Horgan a message earlier in the day, Rogen is also making contact, in the style of our times.
“Just slid in to your DMs,” the Vancouver native wrote the premier on Twitter.
Just slid in to your DMs!
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 14, 2020
Whatever collaboration may be coming for the funnyman and the province, we imagine Seth wasn’t left on read for very long.
The call comes after BC health officials have spent weeks trying to address the issue of younger British Columbians having large indoor gatherings and parties, which they attribute to an uptick of COVID-19 cases in the province.
Earlier this month, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said, “Overlapping social circles where private parties [have occurred] over the period of the past few weeks have led to people passing it to their friends and family.”
Last week, health officials announced dozens of people caught the virus after attending a private party in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.
“There is a host of other options available and we’re working as hard as we can to enlist a number of prominent British Columbians and prominent Canadians to help get that message through to the demographic that clearly isn’t hearing our message,” continued Horgan.