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Ryan Reynolds Jokingly Shades Other Celebs During Coronavirus Message

Sarah Kester 25 Mar 2020

Leave it up to Ryan Reynolds to provide some much-needed comedic relief during the coronavirus.

The Deadpool actor just shaded celebs (ahem, looking at you, Gal Gadot) in a new video and it's a total must-see.

By now, you've heard all about the coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Since February, it's affected millions around the world, killing over 18,000 people.

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To help prevent its spread, celebrities — and their resources — have gotten involved.

This, however, has been a hit-or-a-miss.

While some did amazing things like donate money to global relief, others, well, missed the mark...

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Vanessa Hudgens, for instance, found herself in hot water after she posted a controversial video.

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In it, she responded to claims that the coronavirus would carry on until July.

"Til July sounds like a bunch of [expletive] I'm sorry," Hudgens said.

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"But like, it's a virus, I get it, I respect it but at the same time like, even if everybody gets it, like, yeah, people are gonna die, which is terrible, but like, inevitable?"

"I don't know. Maybe I shouldn't be doing this right now."

Fans were not happy with her insensitive remarks.

This left the High School Musical star with no choice but to apologize.

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"Hey guys," she started. "So yesterday I did an Instagram Live and I realized today that some of my comments are being taken out of context."

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"It's a crazy time. It's a crazy, crazy time and I am at home and in lockdown and that's what I hope you guys are doing too - in full quarantine and staying safe and sane."

She concluded, "I don't take this situation lightly by any means. I am home. So stay inside y'all."

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Then, both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ellen DeGeneres were dragged for their quarantine videos.

While Arnold's first PSA about the importance of staying home was well-received (his video featured his pet donkey and pony, after all), the same couldn't be said for the second one.

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Fans found the actor's video of him smoking a cigar in a hot tub while preaching about staying at home "tone-deaf."

Some even pointed out the hypocrisy of Arnold smoking when COVID-19 causes respiratory issues.

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As for Ellen, she spent the week complaining about how bored she is in isolation.

This caused a lot of people to get annoyed with her complaining when she has things so much easier than the rest of the world.

I mean, she spent her week cold-calling celebs. That's not a bad way to pass the time.

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So with all these celeb fails going on, leave it up to Ryan Reynolds to shade them all!

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The Deadpool actor did so recently after the Canadian Prime Minister called on him and a few other Canadian celebs to urge the nation to self-quarantine.

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In his video, Ryan said that we need to "work together to flatten the curve" to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Then came the shade...

"I think in times of crisis, we all know that it's the celebrities we count on most," he said sarcasticly with a straight face.

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"They're the ones that are going to get us through this."

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"Right after health care workers, of course," he continued.

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"First responders. People who work in essential services. Ping pong players. Mannequins, they're great. Childhood imaginary friends, sure. Like 400 other types of people."

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To conclude his video, he switched back to serious mode as he stressed the importance of staying at home.

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Ryan's not-so-subtle message to other celebrities was heard loud and clear by fans who agreed with his shade.

Ryan also nominated other celebs, such as Seth Rogen, to make a similar video to help #PlankTheCurve.

This is the kind of social media challenge we like to see.

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Ryan and his wife, Blake Lively, have helped the cause in other ways.

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Last week, they donated $1 million to be split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

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In other words, Blake and Ryan are crushing this whole 'being a celebrity during coronavirus.'

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Other celebrities: put down the "Imagine" lyrics and be like Blake and Ryan.

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