‘Friday The 13th’ Slayer Jason Voorhees Endorses Wearing Masks In New PSA
Months into the coronavirus pandemic, not all Americans are on board with wearing face masks in public to help slow the spread, as recommended by Dr. Anthony Fauci and other public health experts.
But Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees is all about the masks in a new PSA from ad agency Ogilvy, according to Yahoo News.
The short video, which was posted to Ogilvy’s social media channels, features Jason wandering past famous Manhattan landmarks while wearing his trademark hockey mask, but significantly not a face mask. “It’s not easy,” he ruminates in voiceover as everyday New Yorkers run to stay out of his way — not because of his summer camper body count, but due to his lack of a mouth covering. “A mask kind of makes people uncomfortable. I wish everyone could see me for who I am ... just trying to fit in.” Eventually, a young girl welcomes into the mask-wearing fold, offering him a medical mask before retreating to a socially distant space.
The PSA appears to be a hit on social media. See some reactions here.