Jake Johnson Into the Spider-Verse voice message quarantine

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Jake Johnson offers Peter Parker voice messages to quarantined ‘Spider-Verse’ fans

Johnson's offer ranks as one of the better celebrity responses to coronavirus.


Bryan Rolli

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 20, 2020   Updated on Mar 20, 2020, 7:36 am CDT

People tend to show their true colors when placed under pressure—especially celebrities. The spread of coronavirus and subsequent self-quarantine has produced a wide range of responses from actors, singers, and athletes. Thankfully, New Girl and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse star Jake Johnson has gone the benevolent route.

Johnson, who voiced Peter B. Parker in Into the Spider-Verse, announced on Instagram this morning that he would dedicate some of his free time to sending in-character voice messages to fans of the superhero flick. 


Since the quarantine a lot of parents have DM’d me saying they’ve been watching Spiderverse with their kids. A lot,” he wrote. “So, here’s my idea. If your child is home from school and wants a quick encouraging message from Peter B Peter [sic], then send me an email with their name and I’ll try and send over a short voice note. If I don’t get to you, I apologize.”

Johnson ended his post with the hashtag #stayhome, imploring people to observe proper social distancing practices. Lucky for superhero fans, Netflix has plenty of superhero movies to choose from, including Into the Spider-Verse, The Dark Knight, and Avengers: Infinity War

Celebrities, take note. Free voice messages to fans: good. Off-key John Lennon singalongs: bad. 


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*First Published: Mar 20, 2020, 7:35 am CDT