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16th Sep 2020

Noel Gallagher says he is refusing to wear a face mask

Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has put himself and others at risk by admitting he has not been wearing a face mask

Alex Roberts

You and I are gonna live forever…

Unless a global pandemic gets in the way first. Unfortunately, former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has put himself and others at risk by admitting he has not been wearing a face mask.

This is in spite of laws put in place to try and minimise the spread of the Coronavirus.

Gallagher said he has been outright refusing to wear a face mask while shopping and on public transport, despite the law stating one must be worn in these settings.

Speaking as a guest on The Matt Morgan podcast, Gallagher said: “Listen to me.. it’s not a law. There’s too many f**king liberties being taken away from us now.”

The former Oasis guitarist said his decision not to wear a face mask has already landed him in hot water. He has been challenged by people in shops, and another person on board a train told him to wear one.

Noel Gallagher said he has already faced a backlash in shops and on trains. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for BMI London Awards)

Gallagher went on:

“I choose not to wear one. If I get the virus, it’s on me. If every other c**t’s gonna wear a mask, I’m not gonna catch it off them. And if I’ve got it, they’re not gonna catch it off me. I just think it’s a piss take.”

It’s telling that Gallagher realises his chances of not contracting COVID-19 rely on others wearing a face mask. So why not him?

The former Oasis guitarist continued:

“The whole thing is b******s. You’re supposed to wear them in Selfridges, yet you can f**king go down the pub and be surrounded by every f**king c**t. It’s like, ‘Oh actually, we don’t have the virus in pubs but we have it in Selfridges? Oh right.'”

53-year-old Gallagher seems to be confusing government policy with the actual dangers of Coronavirus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) have already published data outlining the very real risks:

The WHO say:

“COVID-19 causes more severe disease than seasonal influenza.

“While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity. That means more people are susceptible to infection, and some will suffer severe disease.

“Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected.”