The TikTok handwashing PSA isn’t the only catchy dance out there.
Jack Black made his much-awaited TikTok debut by performing a hysterical, semi-nude “Quarantine dance” while in lockdown to lift the spirits of isolationists amid the coronavirus pandemic. The comedian’s morale-boosting moves have racked up more than 2 million views and topped 300,000 likes since Monday.
The side-splitting 20-second clip depicts the “Jumanji” star, 50, prancing about in what appears to be his backyard while wearing nothing but gym shorts, boots sunglasses and a Stetson cowboy hat. The maiden video is captioned “quarantine dance” and includes the hashtags #reallifeathome and #distancedance, among others, in an apparent demonstration of how people can entertain themselves while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
During his routine, Black performs a series of pirouettes, kicks and a squat dance. The “School of Rock” actor even attempts to spin like a ballerina, which results in his hat flying off.
Despite the adorkable nature of the jovial joker’s flagship vid, it pales in comparison to other cringe-worthy celebrity TikTok videos.
More importantly, Black’s joy-bringing gyrations have offered viewers a rare respite from COVID-19 cabin fever. “A new dance trend is born,” said one TikTok commenter of the nimble number.
“Most excited I’ve been to see a celebrity join TikTok yet,” said another.
Fellow celebs also chimed on Black’s locomotion capture clip. “Love,” commented “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Jeff Garlin on the video’s repost on Instagram.
“Siiiiiiick,” seconded actress Rashida Jones.
Jack Black is not the first celeb to use social media to try and lift spirits amid sickness. Other celebrity self-isolation reppers include Ryan Reynolds, chef Gordon Ramsay, Kim Kardashian, Natalie Portman, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, Mariah Carey, David Beckham, Jane Lynch and Hilary Duff.