Somehow, the idea of a wearing a face mask to help slow the spread of Coronavirus has divided America, turning a simple preventive measure into politicized fodder—and turning TV news into one giant “Hot Topics” segment. We’re not here to preach—you’ve read the studies and heard the pleas of concerned physicians and politicians (well, some anyway)—but we are here to showcase the sheer number of celebrities heeding the advice of the CDC to wear cloth face coverings when in public.
Earlier this week, Jennifer Aniston spoke out about the importance of wearing face masks with an Instagram post that was prompted by fashion designer Tory Burch’s viral #WearaDamnMask challenge. “I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable but don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down… jobs are being lost… health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion. And so many lives have been taken by this virus because we aren’t doing enough,” the Friends star wrote.
Burch’s challenge inspired dozens of other celebrities and members of the fashion community including Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jerry Seinfeld, Julianne Moore, and Diane Von Furstenberg to implore their followers to protect themselves and others.
Offline, celebrities are walking the walk in their daily lives, with dozens of stars like Hailey and Justin Bieber, 2 Chainz, Emily Ratajkowski, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lucy Hale, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Rosario Dawson all stepping out wearing masks to run errands, dog walk, or get some exercise.
Tom Hanks, America’s de facto dad and early COVID-19 victim, also had some strong words about safety during a press conference for his upcoming movie “Greyhound.” “There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands,” he said, according to People. “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.”
Read on to see over 50 celebrities protecting themselves and others by wearing a face mask while out in public.
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