Celebrities are contributing to the world in different ways during the pandemic. Some are helping us join together in hating them. Some are joining together to make us love them even more. On Tuesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Samuel L. Jackson joined the latter group by joining the show from his home theater, where is quarantining with a bunch of posters from his movies. It’s not narcissistic to do that—if I were Samuel L. Jackson, I would, too.
Jackson was heralded on the Internet when he gave a wonderful performance reading the children’s book Go the F*ck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach. In his interview with Kimmel, Jackson says Mansbach reached out to him about a new version of his poem. This one is called Stay the F*ck At Home, and it seems to be targeted more at the adults in the room who won’t take the advice of medical professionals.
In the same rhythm as a children’s book, Jackson read the soothing words about how social distancing might keep our loved ones safe and healthy. But only if we f*cking do it:
“Stay the f*ck at home. Corona is spreading, this sh*t is no joke,” Jackson read. “It’s no time to work or roam. The way you can fight it is simple my friends, stay the f*ck at home. Now technically I’m not a doctor. But motherfuckers listen when I read a poem. So here I am, Sam F*cking Jackson, imploring you: Keep your ass at home. If you want things to get back to normal, don’t panic. Just use your dome. Wash your hands, stop touching your face and stay the f*ck at home.”
The response has been pretty good, from the people who can still seem to form coherent tweets at this time:
We NEEED an uncensored version!
— Sarah Eishen (@AztecFemBone) April 1, 2020
I want to hear it, edit free
Is that so wrong!
— eSEy Bee (@eSEy_Bee) April 1, 2020
Look, if Samuel L. Jackson came and knocked on your door right now and told you not to leave the apartment again until he said so, you probably would listen. So just treat this video as your private message from Mr. Jackson. Stay the f*ck at home, motherf*ckers.
More celebrities in quarantine:
- Gal Gadot Got A Bunch Of Celeb Friends To Sing “Imagine” And Now They’re Getting Roasted (31 Tweets)
- The Backstreet Boys Sing “I Want It That Way” While Sheltering In Place For Social Distancing Concert
- John Mayer Says He Was Asked To Do That “Imagine” Video But He Messed It Up
- Chrissy Teigen Defends Vanessa Hudgens For Flippant Coronavirus Video—“Terrible, But Like, Inevitable”
- Ryan Reynolds Reminds Everyone Who Is Really Important In All This: Celebs