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Noted Dickhead Noel Gallagher Is Currently Popping Off About Wearing Masks

"I choose not to wear one. If I get the virus it’s on me, it’s not on anyone else."

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Noel Gallagher, he of Oasis, has decided to follow in the footsteps of his Britpop colleague Ian Brown and place his foot firmly in his mouth by speaking out against coronavirus safety measures.

The man behind ‘Wonderwall’ and that song where somebody plays the scissors has exerted his finite energy resources to criticise mask-related precautions in the UK, despite the amount of evidence that strongly suggests masks assist in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

“There’s too many fucking liberties being taken away from us now,” Gallagher said of the strong government push for masks while guesting on the Matt Morgan podcast. “I choose not to wear one. If I get the virus it’s on me, it’s not on anyone else.”

Later in the same conversation, Gallagher called Morgan, the show’s host, “a cowardly germophobe” when he tried to argue for the use of masks.

In that way, Gallagher is echoing Brown’s comments. The one-time Stone Roses frontman has spent the last few weeks Tweeting out criticisms of safety measures, and alluding to various conspiracy theories.

None of this should be particularly surprising, really. Despite positioning himself as a counter-cultural icon, the Oasis musician is just another rich, out-of-touch boomer. Gallagher might think that these new comments make him a punk icon, kicking against the pricks. But the really avant-garde thing for a wealthy white man of Gallagher’s age would be to say nothing at all, and to diligently comply with a simple regulation designed to keep people safe.

Indeed, it turns out on this issue — if not many others — Liam is the more admirable and forward-thinking Gallagher brother. Days ago, Liam posted a photo of himself wearing a mask, accompanied by the caption, “No mither no clue up your bum fuck you.”

Of all the Gallagher Brother rifts, this might be the most enjoyable one, I reckon. Anyway, meet you back here next time some over-the-hill musician decides to criticise science, hey?


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