Morgan Freeman wants you to trust him and take to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Morgan Freeman partnered with the arts advocacy group The Creative Coalition to create a public service announcement about the COVID-19 vaccine. During the announcement, Freeman leveraged his celebrity to encourage people to get vaccinated.
“I’m not a doctor, but I trust science. And I’m told that, for some reason, people trust me,” the 83-year-old actor said. “So here I am to say I trust science and I got the vaccine. If you trust me, you’ll get the vaccine.”
If you can’t trust Morgan Freeman then who can you trust? The man restored Eastside High into an illustrious home of education, helped Batman through his personal and professional woes, and even embodied the Holy Spirit. He also guided Metro Boomin and 21 Savage through the differences between a snitch and a rat which in turn made him Slaughter Gang’s high priest.
Despite this, Freeman didn’t rely on his good reputation—and seemingly mystical presence—to convince people to take the vaccine. He also paired his request with a mathematic theory that is the academic equivalent to the “Golden Rule.”
“In math, it’s called the distributive property,” Freeman continued. “In people, it’s called taking care of one another. Get the vaccine. Help make our world a safe place for us to enjoy ourselves again. Please?”
Watch Morgan Freeman’s full The Creative Coalition PSA above.