Former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher, 53, refuses to wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, even though wearing a face covering over your nose and mouth is mandated by law in all UK stores.
He won’t even wear one in stores in Manchester, where he lives, or on public transportation. Speaking on the Matt Morgan podcast, he said, “There are too many civil liberties being taken away from us now. If I get the virus it’s on me, it’s not on anyone else … There’s no need for it … They’re pointless.”
He said he’s been challenged in a store and on a train. That’s why he recently decided to take a private jet for a holiday to France and Italy rather than fly commercial.
Gallagher told the UK newspaper The Sun, “There was six of us and we were like, ‘f going to Heathrow and being marched around and being told what to do.’ So we went by private jet and it was very pleasant. It’s not something I do often because they are expensive for what they are but the ballanch [nuisance] of having to get on a plane in a mask.”
The UK currently ranks as the fifth-highest country around the world for coronavirus deaths, at over 41,000, although for total cases, they’ve slipped down the ranks to 14th place, with a total of 381, 219 cases. The U.S. still leads with 6.8 million cases and 200,679 deaths.
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