Jason Voorhees Urges New Yorkers to Wear Face Masks in PSA

“But the thing is, behind the mask, I’m just a regular guy. I’m not scary at all.”

By
Entertainment
14,592 Hypes 3 Comments

Jason Voorhees is unarguably one of the most iconic mask-wearing characters in pop culture, but the Friday the 13th staple is now encouraging New Yorkers to use a different kind of mask — face masks.

In a PSA created by Ogilvy Health and the Chimney Group, Voorhees is promoting the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in New York City. The one-minute visual sees the antagonist doing regular-people things in the city — trying to hail a cab, taking the subway, walking in the park — and touching on his desire to be a “normal” person. “The mask kind of makes people uncomfortable,” he says in a voiceover. “I wish people could see me for who I am…I know, the whole chainsaw thing, the woods, sneaking up on people — I get it. I don’t have the best reputation.” The visual ends with a little girl handing Voorhees a free face mask, which he puts it on over his goaltending mask. He continues, “But the thing is, behind the mask, I’m just a regular guy. I’m not scary at all. I have a cat.”

The PSA arrives as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Western New York has been given the medical clearance to enter Phase 4 of its reopening. He also shared that the state will decide July 1 regarding the slowing down of indoor dining’s reopening in New York City.

Watch the PSA above.

In case you missed it, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the closure of bars due to the rising cases of COVID-19.

 

Read Full Article
Image Credit
Ollie Millington/Getty Images

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

101 Users Online

What to Read Next

Nike's Innovative Flight Football Boasts 30 Percent Truer Flight
Sports

Nike's Innovative Flight Football Boasts 30 Percent Truer Flight

Taking eight years to research and develop.

Full-Size Evangelion Statue Appears at Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Entertainment

Full-Size Evangelion Statue Appears at Toei Kyoto Studio Park

An incredible photo op.

IDK and XanMan Deliver Quarantine-Bound Visuals for "RILEY"
Music

IDK and XanMan Deliver Quarantine-Bound Visuals for "RILEY"

The second song to Kevin Durant’s sports documentary soundtrack.


Cirque du Soleil Files for Bankruptcy Protection and Lays Off 3,500 Employees
Entertainment 

Cirque du Soleil Files for Bankruptcy Protection and Lays Off 3,500 Employees

Another 1,300 staff were already terminated earlier this year.

The Weeknd Donates Over $365K USD to Scarborough Health Network
Music

The Weeknd Donates Over $365K USD to Scarborough Health Network

Helping his neighborhood battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Balenciaga Drops Electrifying Track.2 Sneakers in "Acid Lime"
Footwear

Balenciaga Drops Electrifying Track.2 Sneakers in "Acid Lime"

A wild colorway for the boisterous sneakers.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.