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    Steve Martin Posted A Super-Funny Way To Be Recognized While Wearing A Face Mask, And I Think All Celebs Should Take Note

    Steve Mask-in.

    One of the things that I, a nonfamous person, have occasionally wondered during the coronavirus pandemic is whether or not celebs have been secretly hating the relative anonymity that face masks give you.


    Like, what if I've unwittingly been next to Timothée Chalamet but didn't notice because he looked like this? This man could be anyone!

Timothée Chalamet on the red carpet with a poorly photoshopped pair of sunglasses and a face mask
    Matt Winkelmeyer / Andrii Shyp / Roman Valiev / Getty Images

    Just kidding — I'd recognize that mop anywhere.

    For celebs who don't like being unrecognizable, Steve Martin came up with the perfect solution that I think should catch on.

    Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images

    On Twitter, the actor and comedian posted his homemade identification device — and I was immediately into it:

    I always wear a mask when I go outside. But something about it was leaving me anxious and unsettled. I thought about the problem, addressed it, and here is the solution.

    Who among us can now doubt that this man is, indeed, Steve Martin? It says so right there! Let the fangirling commence!

    Steve wearing a cardboard sign around his head that says "Steve Martin" with an arrow pointing to his face
    Steve Martin / Via Twitter: @SteveMartinToGo

    Personally, I think all celebs should start using such a identifier. It allows you to stay safe — but also lets your fans know that they have been graced by the presence of a famous person.

    Backgrid / Steve Martin

    And if you don't quite feel like yourself that day, there are still options:

    Backgrid / Steve Martin

    At the very least, we can make sure we're wearing the mask part!

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