Kevin Bacon is speaking out to right a wrong. The actor has filmed a public service announcement on behalf of the '80s, flabbergasted that the up-and-coming generations — he's talking about you, millennials — have no idea about the decade so many hold dear.
In a video message for Mashable, the 55-year-old The Following star tells smartphone-loving youngsters, "My friend Tommy went out to rent a copy of Gremlins and never came back. You know why? Nuked. At least that's what my parents told me."
Bacon, who was looking a tad bit hipster while at a benefit gala with wife Kyra Sedgwick earlier this year, even cracked himself up with a flub tagged onto the video's end.
Cue up memories of 1984's toe-tapping Footloose, and check out Bacon's '80s video PSA here:
Speaking of rad throwbacks, the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game turned 20 recently.
"It was so annoying," the spoiler-prone star said during an interview with BuzzFeed about his initial misconception of the fun. "I thought it was a joke at my expense. I thought somebody was trying to pick the biggest loser they could find and joke about the fact I could be connected to Laurence Olivier in two steps. When you fight so hard and put your sweat and blood into trying to have your work speak for itself, I found it belittling."
Thankfully, Bacon eventually got on board with his connectedness, but still expected the game to "go the way of pogo sticks and pet rocks... But it never went away, and now it's been 20 years."
What can we say? It's fun, and those millennials are infamous for loving Bacon... and bacon!
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