The Arkansas Department of Health decided to “meet the people where they are” with their new COVID-19 vaccine PSA.
In the viral clip that has taken social media by storm, “hustler” Richard Johnson details how the pandemic slowed down his “selling” business and motivated him to get vaccinated.
“If you live the type of lifestyle that I live, you out here in these streets and you hustlin, –a entrepreneur like me– why not do it safely? So I want everybody to take this seriously. Take a shot at staying healthy. Get the vaccine,” Richard urges.
From Richard’s gold Cuban link necklace to him referring to being in the streets, Twitter had tons of opinions on the commercial. Some users were offended, while others found it hilarious.
What are your thoughts on the vaccine promo? Swipe to see Twitter’s best reactions.
Y’all. Look at this ad the state of Arkansas is using to try and convince people to get vaccinated… 😭 pic.twitter.com/oIO6dYmYcC
— Key. (@keywilliamss_) August 4, 2021
This is racist and I'm offended for all 7 black ppl in Arkansas who this was targeted at.
— Shid (@onthisdeen4life) August 5, 2021
They really expected people to be like “This was just the sign I was waiting for” 🤣🤣😩 pic.twitter.com/SDOdjd7fCT
— Melody (@stayglamfit) August 4, 2021
Him: “I’m out here hustling”
The police: pic.twitter.com/Uhks3uKYgs
— Stevie👑 (@steviesburner3) August 4, 2021
Not just "sell things," but "out in these streets." 😭
— Bärí A. Williams, Esq. (@BariAWilliams) August 5, 2021
Not they found a local plug for the interview 💀💀 https://t.co/gvsEyw0NR7
— Rah 🦋 (@_svrvhh_) August 5, 2021