If you’re thinking of breaking social distancing rules and refusing to wear a face mask in public spaces, know this: Tom Hanks is very disappointed in you.
The actor, who was one of the first celebrities to be diagnosed with coronavirus back in March — and who has since fully recovered — made his views clear at a recent press junket, per People.
“There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands,” Hanks reportedly said.
“Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things — I just think shame on you.”
If Tom Hanks is saying “Shame on you” for not wearing a mask, I think you should wear a mask. Just saying https://t.co/6jRS8tYWzG
— Jeff Rothman🌻 (@amazingjr87) July 1, 2020
Hanks went on to drive the point home with a direct, bleeped-out address.
“Don’t be a p****, get on with it, do your part,” he said. “It’s very basic. If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians.
“My Lord, it’s common sense.”
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Coronavirus cases have now passed 2.6 million in the U.S., with over 127,000 deaths. The CDC people wear face masks in public settings to prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. As Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told us all back in April, wearing a mask is not about you.
Hanks is not the only celebrity imploring people to wear face masks in public, with the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy posting on social media about the importance of the act. “Imagine seeing it not as an infringement on your freedom, but rather the simplest, easiest act of kindness that you can do in a day,” said Levy. “Not just for yourself, but for other people who might have autoimmune issues, people who, if they were to contract COVID with those issues might have some devastating repercussions.”
You can or buy one online, so it shouldn’t be hard to help quell the spread of the virus, whether you have symptoms or not.
Lookin’ at you, “Karens” and “Kens.”