Menu

InstagramTwitterYouTubeFacebookSnapchat
Globe Icon
Join and support LGBT+ journalism

Join

and support
LGBT+ journalism

UK

Right Said Fred gloat from moronic anti-mask, anti-lockdown protest and the jokes write themselves

Josh Milton September 28, 2020
Right Said Fred gloat from London anti-mask, anti-lockdown protest

'Indie band' Right Said Fred. (Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

Right Said Fred, that band that sings the song played at your aunt’s second wedding reception that makes everyone uncomfortable and you can’t remember the name of, you know the one, sparked backlash Saturday (26 September) for attending an anti-mask protest.

London’s Trafalgar Square was stuffed with hundreds of people who threw on their jackets and scarves to protect themselves from the bitter autumnal air, but absolutely none wore face masks to protect themselves from a deadly disease that has killed nearly one million.

The self-proclaimed “indie band”, according to their Twitter bio, quickly drew criticism for attending the demonstration, whose members view coronavirus as a conspiracy.

“There was a really good atmosphere in Trafalgar Square today,” the band, which consists of brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass, wrote. They also shared a snapshot of the protesters huddling along Nelson’s Column.

And, yeah, the jokes about the “I’m Too Sexy” singers pretty much wrote themselves.

Twitter sufficiently unimpressed with Right Said Fred attending anti-mask rally.ย 

But other users were less amused. One user tweeted: “Oh dear. I used to be a fan from way back. This is disappointing.

“Shall be deleting all your music from my library. I truly hope you lose no one you love in this pandemic โ€“ like I have.”

“Iโ€™d be very happy for you to go watch my doctor pals who have been working on ICU trying to save people with COVID since March,” another said.

Anti-mask protesters wore scarves, a piece of fabric, to keep warm as they protested against wearing a face mask, a piece of fabric, to protect people from coronavirus. (Matthew Chattle/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

A user wrote, “Ah, look, if it isnโ€™t the Gammon Jedward,” referring to how the Irish singer duo have emerged as outspoken critics of the anti-mask movement.

A number of Twitter users reported that Right Said Fred had blocked them for criticising the London-based band. Amid heaving criticism, they responded: “When weโ€™re fundraising for the Royal Marsden Hospital, which we do annually our timeline is quiet.

Wearing a face mask โ€“ a mundane civic responsibility to curtail a vicious virus โ€“ has emerged, to the exhaustion of public health officials, as a culture war. The debate of wearing face mask often runs in proxy to debates over civil liberties, the role of science in public policy and other combustible issues.

Indeed, as much as anyone with the ability to feel compassion would feel a measure to curb the spread of coronavirus as mundane as a mask should be supported, some feel so enraged that they go outside in the cold and dance to songs about gay sex.

More: anti-lockdown, anti-mask, Coronavirus, COVID-19, England, London, Right Said Fred, UK

Swipe sideways to view more posts!

Dismiss

Loading ...

Close icon