Kevin Bacon Turns “6 Degrees” Game Into Challenge to Stay Home

Actor Kevin Bacon is using his notoriety from the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Game” to try to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As the Huffington Post reports, Bacon took to Instagram to issue a challenge to fans to stay home amid this pandemic. Experts say that this kind of extreme social distancing is one of the best ways to curb the spread of the disease. In his Instagram video, Bacon explains how coronavirus is spread and says, “Everyone has someone who is worth staying home for.”


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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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He shows off a sign stating, “#IStayHomeForKyraSedgwick” (referring to his actress wife) and challenges people to make and share their own signs telling who they stay home for. Bacon directly challenges a few of his celeb friends in the post, including Jimmy Fallon, Elton John, Demi Lovato, Brandi Carlile, Kevin Hart and David Beckham. John, Lovato and Carlile already responded with their own #IStayHomeFor posts.