Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon or also called as "Bacon’s Law" is a parlour game which is based on the six degrees of separation. The concept assumes that any two people on Earth are six or less associates away from each other. Fans challenge one another to find the shortest connection between a random actor and popular actor Kevin Bacon.
The idea is based on the assumption that anyone involved in the Hollywood film industry can be linked through their movie roles to Kevin Bacon within six steps. Now, Bacon has turned his six degrees’ idea to help maintaining social distancing amid COVID-19. Read to know more:
Coronavirus or COVID-19 has led to a shutdown at several places. People are asked to stay home as a precaution to stop the spread of coronavirus. Kevin Bacon took his social media handles to help people in maintaining social distancing.
Kevin uploaded a video in which he mentioned his six degrees’ idea and told people to use it to stay at home. He proposed everyone stay home and post their reason for staying at home by using the hashtag #IStayHomeFor. The Footloose star said that he is staying at home for his wife Kyra Sedgwick. Take a look at his post and caption about his chain and use of six degrees concept.
#IStayHomeFor @kikkosedg! Hey everybody, it’s now so important to stay home and keep our distance from others if you are able. It’s one way we can help prevent the spread of #Coronavirus and save lives. The more of us who can, make it safer for those who can’t. 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. The more folks involved, the merrier - We’re all connected by various degrees (Trust me, I know!) I’m kicking it off with @jimmyfallon @eltonjohn @Brandicarlile @kevinhart4real @ddlovato @davidbeckham - but I encourage YOU ALL to join in too! Let’s use this 6 Degree thing to do some good! . . . . #Corona #Coronavirus #StayHome #StaySafe #6Degrees #ThinkingOfYou #SpreadTheWord
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Kevin Bacon has been linked with the concept of interconnectedness (as in social networks) for along time. It has been popularised by the game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon". In 2007, Bacon even created SixDegrees.org, a charitable foundation based on the same world phenomenon.
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