The Original Voice Behind Jem From Jem and the Holograms Made an In-Character Coronavirus PSA

Van Jem and the Holograms.

From Jem and the holograms.
Statue: Hasbro

The coronavirus pandemic is nothing to joke about, random kids from the 80’s. The only way to stay safe: listen to the wisdom of cartoon characters. Or, okay, that’s not true, but: sometimes the cartoon characters are helpful and correct.

That was the way of the classic cartoon PSA, which is experiencing a slight revival in these times of crisis. Like this one: Samantha Newark, the original voice of Jem from the classic and glitzy Jem and the holograms did some editing and new voice work to make a new one Jem PSA advises children on how to respond to the new coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19.

It’s also a good PSA, with the right information to pass to help. It just confirms my confidence in Jem and the Holograms to lead us through a crisis, musically, glamourously or otherwise. They are just pop stars, they are heroes, and they are reliable sources of epidemiological information. Thanks, Jem!


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