In the absence of leadership from the White House, other prominent figures have stepped up and encouraged their fellow Americans to wear face masks. Earlier this week, Tom Hanks put the decision to abstain from face coverings in blunt terms: “Don’t be a pussy, get on with it, do your part.” Now, Bill Pullman — perhaps best known for playing President Thomas J. Whitmore in Independence Day — has filmed a PSA encouraging Americans to follow his lead and wear their “freedom masks.”
“Hello America. I may not be your president right now, but I’ve got to tell you that Fourth of July is still my favorite holiday, and it always will be. This Independence Day, I’m going to be celebrating my freedom in an important way. I’m going to be wearing my freedom mask every time I go into public. That’s right — freedom mask. Because if all of America agreed to wear one of these going into public places, we’d be a little closer to being free to safely go back to places like bars and restaurants and schools and, most importantly, movie theaters,” Pullman remarked.
The full video, which was produced by Alamo Drafthouse, can be seen below. And if you’re looking to take Hanks’ and Pullman’s words to heart, why not purchase one of our signature face masks. Not only will you be supporting Consequence, an independently owned media company, but a portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to MusiCares’ COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund supporting independent musicians. Buy yours here (we even have an alien mask, so you can really channel your inner Bill Pullman).