Celebrities Take On The “Wear A Damn Mask” Challenge

Jennifer Aniston, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, and more posted masked selfies amid surging COVID-19 cases

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– As the rate of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to surge amid state reopening phases in the U.S., celebrities are trying to raise awareness on the importance of wearing face masks to stop the spread.

– Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Kerry Washington have taken on the #WearADamnMask challenge.


Roses are red, violets are blue, the pandemic is still raging, and celebrities wear masks too.

A new social media campaign, dubbed the #WearADamnMask challenge and started by designer Tory Burch, is attempting to remind everyone about the importance of wearing a face mask while out in public in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 infections.

As states have pushed for reopenings amid the pandemic, the rate of confirmed coronavirus cases has soared. Now, at least 16 states have paused or rolled back on phases of reopening. Bars in Texas and California were ordered to close again, while beaches in Florida were also made off-limits to the public.

“I am sure you all are seeing what I am seeing, COVID 19 rates in the USA are rising at a truly scary rate,” wrote Burch on Instagram. “One thing I know for sure is that there’s a very easy way each of us can help, and that’s to #WearaDamnMask whenever we are in public. #WearaDamnMask because we want to protect ourselves and, even more importantly, we want to protect others. #WearaDamnMask because clearly, the doctors and data say we are not going to beat this pandemic unless we each do our part to get rid of it. #WearaDamnMask because is it not a political issue, it is an issue of saving lives. #WearaDamnMask because it is the only way to keep our most vulnerable safe and the only way to get our economy back on track.”

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I am sure you all are seeing what I am seeing, COVID 19 rates in the USA are rising at a truly scary rate. One thing I know for sure is that there's a very easy way each of us can help, and that's to #WearaDamnMask whenever we are in public. #WearaDamnMask because we want to protect ourselves and, even more importantly, we want to protect others #WearaDamnMask because clearly, the doctors and data say we are not going to beat this pandemic unless we each do our part to get rid of it #WearaDamnMask because is it not a political issue, it is an issue of saving lives #WearaDamnMask because it is the only way to keep our most vulnerable safe and the only way to get our economy back on track I challenge @loganlaurice @mindykaling @kerrywashington @bradgoreski @ariannahuff @bagsnob @samiranasr @jasonbolden @gayleking @amygriffin @keeganmichaelkey @drsanjaygupta @perrip08 @jamietisch @marjoriegubelmann @jaredcohen81 to join me in getting this message out by posting a masked selfie and tagging others to do the same. And I invite every single one of you to help spread the word. Will you also post a masked selfie with #WearADamnMask and then tag as many people as you can? (Trust me, it takes a lot for me to post a selfie, this is urgent!) We are all in this together 🧡 Tory xx

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Kerry Washington

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Samira Nasr

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Challenge accepted @torysport I am sure you all are seeing what I am seeing, COVID 19 rates in the USA are rising at a truly scary rate. One thing I know for sure is that there's a very easy way each of us can help, and that's to #WearaDamnMask whenever we are in public. #WearaDamnMask because we want to protect ourselves and, even more importantly, we want to protect others #WearaDamnMask because clearly, the doctors and data say we are not going to beat this pandemic unless we each do our part to get rid of it #WearaDamnMask because is it not a political issue, it is an issue of saving lives #WearaDamnMask because it is the only way to keep our most vulnerable safe and the only way to get our economy back on track I challenge @traceeellisross @rashidajones @lpeopleswagner @yashuasimmons @cassblackbird @radhikajones @romyglow @liyakebede @kristina_oneill @laurabrown99 to join me in getting this message out by posting a masked selfie and tagging others to do the same. And I invite every single one of you to help spread the word. Will you also post a masked selfie with #WearADamnMask and then tag as many people as you can? We are all in this together 🧡 @torysport @toryburch #letsgo

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Jennifer Aniston

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I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable. But don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down… jobs are being lost… health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion. And so many lives have been taken by this virus because we aren’t doing enough. ⠀ ⠀ I really do believe in the basic goodness of people so I know we can all do this 🥰 BUT still, there are many people in our country refusing to take the necessary steps to flatten the curve, and keep each other safe. People seem worried about their “rights being taken away” by being asked to wear a mask. This simple and effective recommendation is being politicized at the expense of peoples’ lives. And it really shouldn’t be a debate 🙏🏼 ⠀ ⠀ If you care about human life, please… just #wearadamnmask 😷 and encourage those around you to do the same ❤️

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Marisa Tomei

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Matthew A. Cherry

Prabal Gurung

Mindy Kaling

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Reese Witherspoon

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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