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Celebrities in Canada are uniting to ask people to plank the curve

Since people are refusing to social distance, celebrities in Canada are now uniting on social media to ask people to help plank the curve of COVID-19 by staying home.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked things off on Monday evening with a video that's racked up an impressive 1.4M views.

"Stay home," Trudeau urged Canadians. "Now is not the time to be hanging out in parks with friends, or hosting dinner parties."

Trudeau appealed to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds and Canadian singer Michael Bublé to help spread the word, and — heartwarmingly — both men were eager to lend a hand.

Reynolds sent out his own video on Monday evening, saying cheekily, "I think in times of crisis, I think we all know it's the celebrities that we count on most."

"Right after healthcare workers, of course. And first responders, people who work in essential services, ping-pong players, mannequins, childhood imaginary friends..."

More seriously, Reynolds added, "Look, stay at home. Practice social distancing. Wash your hands. We are going to get through this thing together."

Similarly, Bublé has broken his usual year-long hibernation before Christmas to chime in with a message of his own.

"I know how lucky I am to have the ability to stay home and that it’s not as simple for everyone," Bublé wrote, "but together we can #PlankTheCurve."

"Please, if you can, if it all possible, stay home. It will save lives."

Even Canadian comedian Seth Rogen sent out a hilarious video asking Canadians to stay home.

"Hello, this is Seth Rogen," he said. "I'm in my bunker, where I've emptied out all my horded toilet paper and Purell to record this message."

"Help plank the curve, stay inside, wash your hands — just don't leave the house. There are worse things you could be asked to do."

Dozens of Canadian celebrities are now spreading the word, including singer Shawn Mendes, singer Jann Arden, director Jay Baruchel, Barenaked Ladies' Steven Page, Olympic gold medallist Hayley Wickenheiser and comedian Tom Green.

So listen to them, Canada, and stay at home.

If Deadpool can do it, then so can we.

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Ryan Reynolds

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