Published Sep 15, 2020Early on in the pandemic, Liam Gallagher was eager to help us build better handwashing habits with Oasis songs, and months later, brother Noel Gallagher is throwing caution to the wind entirely by refusing to wear a mask.
Gallagher revealed his aversion to the most basic of preventative pandemic measures on a recent podcast with comedian Matt Morgan, claiming, "The whole fucking thing is bollocks."
"You're supposed to wear them in Selfridges but you can fucking go down to the pub and be surrounded by every fucking cunt," Gallagher griped. "Oh well, actually, we don't have the virus in the pubs, but we have it in Selfridges, oh alright."
Amid a rising case count, both England and Scotland moved to limit the number of people allowed to meet socially to six last week.
Gallagher also recalled how he was asked to wear a mask while on transit.
"I was going up to Manchester the other weekend and some guy's going, 'Oh, can you put your mask on?' on the train, and they said the transport police would get on and fine you a thousand pounds, but you don't have to put it on when you're eating," he said. "So I said alright, so this killer virus that's sweeping through the train is gonna come and attack me and see me having a sandwich and say, 'Leave him.'"
For all the pushback Gallagher rightfully receives on his stance, he remained as stubborn as ever.
"Listen to me. When it's a fucking law… when it's a law, it's not a law… there's too many fucking liberties being taken away from us," he claimed, adding, "I've been in shops today, 'Have you got a mask?' 'No I haven't.' 'You've got to wear a mask.' 'Says who?' 'Says the manager.' 'Well, whose the manager?'"
He continued: "I don't give a fuck, I choose not to wear one. If I get the virus, it's on me. It's not on anyone else. If every other cunt's wearing a mask, I'm not gonna catch it off them. And if I've got it, they're not going to catch it off me. I think it's a piss take…the science anyway says it's pointless."
The science does not say it's pointless. Non-medical mask or face coverings can reduce the spread of a person's own infectious respiratory droplets when worn properly, no matter how your respective country is choosing to approach the pandemic.
Noel's interview is below should you feel compelled, and if you're wondering about Liam's opinion of masks, he recently shared his on Twitter — though he could stand to cover the nose a bit more.
No mither no clue up your bum fuck You pic.twitter.com/DLEPNQ27dh— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) September 13, 2020