Kevin Bacon, Elton John, Demi Lovato & More Support #IStayHomeFor Challenge

By Paris Close

March 22, 2020

Kevin Bacon is encouraging celebrities and fans alike to stay inside amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak with a new social media movement.

Earlier this week, Bacon issued the #IStayHomeFor challenge, a campaign that urges participants to “stay home and keep our distance from others” in order to lessen the chances of potentially passing the virus on.

“The more of us who can, make it safer for those who can’t,” the actor explained. “So if you’re home too like me, post a video or photo with a sign like mine, telling who you are staying home for and ask 6 friends to do the same.”

Since announcing the campaign, Elton John, David Beckham, Sam Smith, Demi Lovato and many other stars have shared messages inspiring followers to continue to practice social distancing during the pandemic, which has infected over 233,000 people across the world and has killed more than 9,800.

“Thank-you @kevinbacon for the nomination!!” wrote the “Rocketman” musician. “#IStayHomeFor @davidfurnish and our boys. Today it’s snakes, ladders and staying inside to stop the spread of coronavirus.”

The “I Love Me” songbird followed suit, sharing, “There’s a lot of things going on in our world right now, but if there’s one thing that matters it’s spreading love. #IStayHomeFor my parents, my neighbors and my health 💗”

“This is a wonderful thing to do,” Smith, nominated by John, wrote. “I stay home for my incredible family. This is unprecedented times and my thoughts and heart is with everyone right now. We are in this together 🙏🏻”

Scroll down to see why these celebrities and more have chosen to stay inside below.

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#IStayHomeFor @kikkosedg! Hey everybody, it’s now so important to stay home and keep our distance from others if you are able. It’s one way we can help prevent the spread of #Coronavirus and save lives. The more of us who can, make it safer for those who can’t. So if you’re home too like me, post a video or photo with a sign like mine, telling who you are staying home for and ask 6 friends to do the same. Post it with the hashtag #IStayHomeFor so I can see and share. The more folks involved, the merrier - We’re all connected by various degrees (Trust me, I know!) I’m kicking it off with @jimmyfallon @eltonjohn @Brandicarlile @kevinhart4real @ddlovato @davidbeckham - but I encourage YOU ALL to join in too! Let’s use this 6 Degree thing to do some good! . . . . #Corona #Coronavirus #StayHome #StaySafe #6Degrees #ThinkingOfYou #SpreadTheWord

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#IStayHomeFor my son, my family, my neighbors and YOU. We’re all being called on in different ways during this difficult time, and I also stay home for those who can’t. For those who will continue to care for us around the clock: our doctors, nurses, grocery clerks, overnight stockers, waste removal teams, doctors and scientists. I am feeling immense gratitude and appreciation for all of you and believe that we all need to do what we can to #flattenthecurve. Please during this time let’s treat each other with kindness; leave diapers and toilet paper on the shelves for others, help an elderly neighbor get groceries, support small businesses, call a friend who might be struggling right now. We need each other during times like these. Who are you all staying home for? ❤️ Thanks for nominating me @ddlovato! I challenge @theellenshow @lizakoshy @lizzobeeating @jayshetty

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