Kevin Bacon urges fans to play “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” — but from the comfort of their homes!
Wednesday on social media, the “Footloose” actor posted a video where he advises his followers to stay indoors amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Hi, folks. You know me, right? I’m technically only six degrees away from you,” the 61-year-old began the clip.
“Bacon’s Law,” as it’s otherwise known, is based off the “six degrees of separation” theory, which says that people are six, or fewer, social connections away from each other.
“Right now, like people around the world, I’m staying home, because it saves lives and it is the only way we’re going to slow down the spread of this coronavirus,” he explained. “Because the contact that you make with someone who makes contact with someone else, that may be what makes somebody’s mom or grandpa or wife sick. Every one of us has someone who is worth staying home for.”
While holding up a pig-shaped sign, Bacon proudly declares he is staying home for his wife of over 30 years, Kyra Sedgwick!
In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, Bacon wants fans to post a video or photo saying who they are going to stay home for, using the hashtag #IStayHomeFor.
While giving a nod to his iconic namesake game, Bacon also wants you to tag six of your friends to do the same.
“And since we’re all connected by various degrees — trust me, I know — we can work together to stay home and keep each other safe and spread the word,” he concluded.
Hey everybody, now it’s so important to STAY HOME and keep our distance from others. Join me and post a video or photo with a sign like this, with #IStayHomeFor, telling who you are staying home for, & tag 6 friends. Let's work together to stay home and keep each other safe. pic.twitter.com/ybv63bE42t— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) March 18, 2020