Samuel L. Jackson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night. The MCU star streamed in from the comfort of his screening room at home.
During his conversation with the chat show host, he shared a new poem titled, “Stay the F*** at Home.”
The poem was written by Adam Mansbach, who also wrote best-selling children’s book, Go the F*** to Sleep.
Mansbach wanted to encourage social distancing so he wrote the new poem. Jackson narrated the original children’s book, so it was only logical that Mansbach would ask him to read this poem as well.
The poem opens with the coupling, “The ‘rona is spreading, this s*** is no joke. It's no time to work or roam. The way to fight it is simple my friends, just stay the f*** at home.”
While the poem contains quite a bit of profanity, the message comes from a good place. “Thank you for doing your part to flatten the curve, because that s*** is steep,” read Jackson, “And now that you're home, please feel free to go the f*** to sleep.”
Jackson’s advice echoes the current guidelines set out by the UK government that asks people to “stay at home” to “protect the NHS” and save lives amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Jackson’s Split co-star James McAvoy recently donated £275,000 to a NHS fundraiser dedicated to funding protective equipment for front-line staff.
McAvoy had made the donation to the Masks For NHS Heroes crowdfund, set up by four doctors to raise money for much-needed personal protective equipment, or PPE.
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Speaking to Good Morning Britain, the X-Men actor said: “Yeah, people have asked me why I chose to donate some money and I think we all feel the same. There’s an invisible enemy that they’re fighting every day on our behalf, not in some foreign country, but right here, right round the corner from all our houses.”
“It’s an absolute war zone in there and we’re asking them to go and fight that war with no weaponry, with no armour and I’m sure it’s going to get fixed in the coming weeks and months, but what is happening right now in the interim, what is happening right now - the threats that they face and the threat of them passing it on to their patients and their patients’ family is huge, so every day that goes by without the correct personal protective equipment is an opportunity lost to save someone’s life.”