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Ryan Reynolds sends message to British Columbia to dissuade youth from partying during pandemic

The Premier of British Columbia John Horgan called on Deadpool himself to get the point across about the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic.

And Ryan Reynolds listened, by posting an amusing but important audio message to the Canadian politician’s Twitter page on Friday.

The movie star, 43, was tasked with appealing to Canada’s younger demographic, since there have been reports of kids partying and not practicing social distancing measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funny PSA: Ryan Reynolds posted an amusing but important audio message to Canadian politician John Horgan's Twitter page on Friday; seen in May 2019

Funny PSA: Ryan Reynolds posted an amusing but important audio message to Canadian politician John Horgan’s Twitter page on Friday; seen in May 2019

On Wednesday, Horgan tweeted, ‘We need young people to understand that now is not the time to go to large parties.

‘@VancityReynolds & @Sethrogen – please help spread the message to stop the spread of #COVID19.’  

Like Rogan, Reynolds is a famous native of Vancouver, Canada, and Horgan’s hope was that appealing to movie stars like them would help discourage young people from acting irresponsibly.

Calling on Deadpool: The movie star was tasked with appealing to Canada's younger demographic, since there have been reports of kids partying and not social distancing

Calling on Deadpool: The movie star was tasked with appealing to Canada’s younger demographic, since there have been reports of kids partying and not social distancing

‘Ryan, we need your help up here,’ Horgan said during a news conference. ‘Get in touch with us – my number is on the internet.’

And in response, the Green Lantern star left a typically tongue-in-cheek voicemail ‘message’ on Friday morning, directed toward the aforementioned ‘young folks’ in question.

‘Called your office. Left a message,’ he tweeted, including the silly PSA voice recording.

Ryan’s cheeky voice memo began, ‘I’m not sure it’s a great idea, frankly. I don’t think they want medical advice from guys like me, no sir. Unless it’s plastic surgery; which — a lot of people don’t know this — but I used to be Hugh Jackman.’ 

And in response: The Green Lantern star left a typically tongue-in-cheek voicemail 'message' on Friday morning, directed toward the aforementioned 'young folks'

And in response: The Green Lantern star left a typically tongue-in-cheek voicemail ‘message’ on Friday morning, directed toward the aforementioned ‘young folks’

‘Young folks in B.C., they’re partying, which is of course dangerous,’ Reynolds continued.

‘They probably don’t know that thousands of young people aren’t just getting sick from coronavirus – they’re also dying from it, too.

‘It’s terrible that it affects our most vulnerable. B.C., that’s home to some of the coolest older people on Earth,’ the father-of-three added, mentioning his mom, among others. 

‘My mom, she doesn’t want to be cooped up in her apartment all day. She wants to be out there cruising Kitsilano Beach looking for some young 30-something Abercrombie burnout to go full Mrs. Robinson on,’ he kidded. ‘She is insatiable.

'Young folks in B.C., they're partying, which is of course dangerous,' Reynolds said; seen with wife Blake Lively and two of their children in 2016

‘Young folks in B.C., they’re partying, which is of course dangerous,’ Reynolds said; seen with wife Blake Lively and two of their children in 2016

‘I hope young people in B.C. don’t kill my mom frankly,’ he added, switching from humorous to more serious on a dime. 

Reynolds summed it up by saying, ‘Let’s not kill anyone. I think that’s reasonable.’

And then, to end on a lighter note, the Hitman’s Bodyguard star called out his wife Blake Lively and reflected jokingly, ‘I love parties. My favorite thing to do is sit alone in my room with a glass of gin and the first 32 seasons of Gossip Girl. 

‘That’s a party,’ he concluded.  

Tto end on a lighter note: RR called out his wife Blake and reflected, 'I love parties. My favorite thing to do is sit alone in my room with a glass of gin and the first 32 seasons of Gossip Girl'

Tto end on a lighter note: RR called out his wife Blake and reflected, ‘I love parties. My favorite thing to do is sit alone in my room with a glass of gin and the first 32 seasons of Gossip Girl’

And Horgan appreciated the message from his famous citizen, tweeting later on Friday, ‘You with your mom jokes, me with my dad jokes, just trying to keep people safe. Thanks, Ryan. xoxo.’ 

Clearly, the need for an appeal to Canada’s youth is real.

British Columbia in particular experienced a jump in COVID-19 cases in the past week, especially among the 20-39 age group, according to a report published on Thursday by the BC Centre for Disease Control

Horgan appreciated the message from his famous citizen, tweeting later on Friday: 'You with your mom jokes, me with my dad jokes, just trying to keep people safe. Thanks, Ryan. xoxo'

Horgan appreciated the message from his famous citizen, tweeting later on Friday: ‘You with your mom jokes, me with my dad jokes, just trying to keep people safe. Thanks, Ryan. xoxo’

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