Certified young person Paul Rudd wants you to wear a mask. Listen up: pic.twitter.com/GTks5NUBmR— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 14, 2020
Let's play two truths and a lie: Paul Rudd is totally 26, he's totally up with the millennial lingo, and he's totally serious about wearing a mask. Did you guess it? Sorry to report that although Paul looks like he never ages, he's actually a fresh and fine 51-year-old — but he is ready to appeal to his "fellow 20-somethings" in the best way he knows how.
On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shared a Twitter video of Paul — a certified young person — asking people to wear a mask. "Because, get this, apparently a lot of COVID is transmitted by us millennials," he said. From TikTok dances to a faux phone call with Billie Eilish, Paul tries his best to appeal to his "peers" in their own language.
But, when it comes down to it, wearing a mask is easy and simple, and Paul's final rant puts it all in perspective: "It's not hard! People are dying . . . and it's preventable. Just wear a mask, I shouldn't have to make it fun. It's science!" You heard the (young) man — wear the damn mask.
"This nation is still battling the COVID-19 pandemic and young people are not immune from it," Gov. Cuomo said in a press release. "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." Enjoy the full video above, and stay tuned in 'til the end to see a special nod to Paul's forever meme-able Hot Ones clip from last year.