Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered a coronavirus PSA of his own over the weekend in an adorable video featuring his mini horse Whiskey and donkey Lulu.
Released on Sunday, the video set the internet on fire, garnering over 8 million views and 63k shares.
“Stay at home as much as possible. Listen to the experts, ignore the morons (foreheads). We will get through this together,” the former governor of California said on Twitter upon sharing the video.
Sitting at a table flanked by his two mini equines, Schwarzenegger fed Whiskey and Lulu some carrots as he joked about being 72 years old during the pandemic.
“See, the important thing is you stay at home, because there is a curfew now,” said the actor. “Nobody is allowed out, especially someone that is like 72 years old. After you’re 65, you’re not allowed out of the house any more in California. So we eat at home.”
As he fed a carrot to Whiskey, Schwarzenegger adoringly said, “Oh yes that’s yummy. Lulu loves carrots, Whiskey loves carrots, I just had my little bit of vegan food. Oh yes, that was yummy, huh?”
“See that’s what we do, we don’t go out, we don’t go to restaurants, we don’t do anything like that anymore here,” he continued. “We just eat and have a good time … No more restaurants, okay. Forget all that. Public gatherings, restaurants, and all those gymnasiums are out the window.”
Stay at home as much as possible. Listen to the experts, ignore the morons (foreheads). We will get through this together. pic.twitter.com/FRg41QehuB
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 16, 2020
The “Terminator” actor was not the only celebrity advising people to stay home during the pandemic; Taylor Swift, Ben Affleck, Justin Bieber, and others advised people to take the coronavirus seriously and practice social distancing.
“I’m seeing lots of get-togethers and hangs and parties still happening,” Swift said on her Instagram. “This is the time to cancel plans, actually, truly isolate as much as you can, and don’t assume that because you don’t feel sick that you aren’t possibly passing something on to someone elderly or vulnerable to this. It’s a really scary time but we need to make social sacrifices right now.”
Singer Ariana Grande issued a more forceful message. “I keep hearing from a surprising amount of people statements like ‘this isn’t a big deal’ / ‘we’ll be fine’…’we still have to go about our lives’ and it’s really blowing my mind,” she tweeted. “I understand if that is how u felt weeks ago. but please read about what’s going on. please don’t turn a blind eye.”
“It is incredibly dangerous and selfish to take this situation that lightly,” she continued. “The ‘we will be fine because we’re young’ mindset is putting people who aren’t young and/or healthy in a lot of danger. You sound stupid and privileged and you need to care more about others. Like now.”
Ben Affleck invited his fans to donate to Feeding America, which will help children missing out on school lunches. “During these times of uncertainty, I’m thinking about our most vulnerable populations – children who are losing access to the meals they rely on, our friends and family who are facing job disruptions, the elderly, and low-income families,” the actor wrote on Instagram. “Join me in supporting @FeedingAmerica, the nationwide network of 200 food banks working tirelessly to feed our neighbors around the country.”