David Beckham and More Stars Pledging #IStayHomeFor During Coronavirus Outbreak

Kevin Bacon launched the social media campaign to promote social distancing. Now stars like David Beckham and Eva Longoria are getting in on the movement.

By McKenna Aiello Apr 08, 2020 7:54 PMTags
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Who are you staying home for? That's exactly what stars like David Beckham and Eva Longoria are answering, thanks to a social media campaign encouraging everyone to share why they're social distancing in response to the coronavirus outbreak

Kevin Bacon launched the initiative to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 with a cheeky spin on the eponymous concept that we're all just "six degrees" apart from each other. 

"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. Let's spread the word! The more folks involved, the merrier - because we're all connected by various degrees (Trust me, I know!)" the actor shared online. 

It didn't take long for Hollywood to get in on the movement, and their posts might just inspire you to do the same. 

Celebs Giving Back Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic

Check out all the celebs participating in the #IStayHomeFor challenge below:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

"The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home," he wrote. "It will save lives and protect those we love. I want to protect my mother, Matilda Cuomo. Tell us who you're staying home for and post with the hashtags #NewYorkTough and #IStayHomeFor and tag your friends to go next. I'm nominating @jlo, @arod, @giancarlo818 and @romeosantos — who are you staying home for?"

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

"Hi everyone...The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home," Lopez wrote on Instagram. "@Arod and #IStayHomeFor those on the front lines - the doctors, nurses and technicians that are working so hard to keep everyone safe. Thank you @NYGovCuomo for tagging us. We nominate @jimmyfallon to go next and tell us who you're staying home for. #NewYorkTough #StopTheSpread"

Bebe Rexha

"Yes I was naked. Now that I have your attention please keep your booty at home. Thanks @ddlovato and @annemarie for the #IstayHomefor challenge."

Ashley Graham

"#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."

Nick Carter

"#istayhomefor my family. They are my world and I'll do anything to keep them safe. Let's do our part to keep our loved ones safe."

Michelle Pfeiffer

"#IStayHomeFor my sister. She is the first person I thought of- she is young and fit, but has compromised lungs. Not everyone is able to stay home and I am so grateful for those of you who show up every day; the doctors, nurses, first responders, delivery, pharmacy, restaurant + grocery store workers, and more. It is YOU who are keeping it all together. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Bobby Flay

"#IStayHomeFor my amazing father Bill Flay. Thanks @kevinbacon for doing this..."

Mariah Carey

"Staying home & keeping positive! Thank you @milliebobbybrown for the great idea!"


"#istayhomefor my neighbors, health care workers, all of humanity. it goes without saying: this is not what anyone planned for or could have expected. our worlds have flipped upside down, but we can help #flattenthecurve by staying at home and sheltering in place. i want to hear from you guys: how are you doing? how's your heart and mind? please remember. this is temporary and THIS TOO will pass. if you have a home, I urge you to take advantage of that privilege and stay in."

Sarah Michelle Gellar

"I may be only one degree from @kevinbacon but we are all in this together. I'm posting this video and tagging six of my friends with the hashtag #IStayHomeFor to remind all of us why we are doing this. The more of us staying home, make it safer for those on the front lines who can't."

Dakota Fanning

"#IStayHomeFor my mom's best friend, Ang, a kidney transplant survivor! Do your part and stay home to protect those who are vulnerable. Please! And to those who can't, and are providing life saving and supporting services, THANK YOU."

Demi Lovato

"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..."

Kevin Bacon

"Hi, folks. You know me, right? I'm technically only six degrees away from you. Right now, like people around the world, I'm staying home because it saves lives and it is the only way we're gonna slow down the spread of this coronavirus…Every one of us has someone who is worth staying home for. And I am staying home for Kyra Sedgwick."

David Beckham

"Staying at home for the ones that we love. Thank you @kevinbacon for nominating me. I'm staying at home for Victoria and our kids, including Cruzie who's made his way into this photo. Let's stop the coronavirus spread together..."

Eva Longoria

"Stay at HOME! It's the least we can do to help STOP the spread of this virus. I stay home because it is such an easy sacrifice to make for my fellow neighbors. For the country. For the WORLD. I stay home for my sweet Santi baby. And for my beautiful husband Pepe..."

Elton John

"Thank you @kevinbacon for the nomination!! #IStayHomeFor @davidfurnish and our boys. Today it's snakes, ladders and staying inside to stop the spread of coronavirus. Who are you staying home for?"

Millie Bobby Brown

"I'm staying at home for these people because they are my everything. my beautiful nan, she protected me my whole life. now its time for me to protect her. keep positive."

Asher Angel

"#istayhomefor what about you?"

(This story was originally published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:11 p.m. PST)

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