- Publish Date
- Thursday, 2 April 2020, 1:49PM
There is a new celebrity video that is trending on the internet. Forget songs, forget concerts, forget kids bedtime stories, this is an incredibly rude story for adults, read by Samuel L. Jackson.
On Tuesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jackson appeared as a guest from his home theater—which Jackson had adorned with posters from some of his movies, including Die Hard With a Vengeance, Resurrecting the Champ, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Jungle Fever. After a brief interview, he read from a sequel to the Famous children's book 'Go the Fuck to Sleep'—one designed for the coronavirus age.
As Jackson explained, the original book's author, Adam Mansbach, reached out to him recently with a new version of his poem, which Jackson had previously read for a classic audiobook. Like Go the Fuck to Sleep, the new book mixes extreme profanity with a sing-song rhythm of a children's bedtime stories.
“Stay the fuck at home. Corona is spreading, this shit is no joke,” Jackson read. “It's no time to work or roam. The way you can fight it is simple my friends, stay the fuck at home. Now technically I’m not a doctor. But motherfuckers listen when I read a poem. So here I am, Sam Fucking Jackson, imploring you: Keep your ass at home. If you want things to get back to normal, don't panic. Just use your dome. Wash your hands, stop touching your face and stay the fuck at home.”
The hilarious video is a nice bit of comedic relief for the adults. Why should kids have all the fun?