Take That singer Howard Donald has taken to social media to tell of being left “fuming” after a hairdresser refused to cut his 4-year-old son’s hair as he wasn’t wearing a mask.
The pop star urged people to “stand for our freedoms” saying the country is “turning into a scare mongering bulls*** regime”.
The 52-year-old told his 206,000 Twitter followers: “I’m fuming. Just taken my 4 year old to get his haircut and they refused unless he was wearing a mask!!!
“It’s 11 and above according to the rules. Yes covid is real especially when it comes to old and the vulnerable.
“But to make little kids wear masks is pure bulls*** just like the world which is turning into scare mongering bulls*** regime!
“Please don’t let the governments turn this into a “new normal” otherwise your kids kids will be asking u why didn’t you allow this crap and where did our freedoms go?
“The hairdresser in question obviously took the scare mongering to a whole new level which unfortunately is where society is going unless we stand for our freedoms back.”
Donald received some criticism for his comments. One user questioned: “What if the hairdresser’s health is in the vulnerable category? Thought about looking at it from that perspective?”
Another said: “Whilst children are less likely (but not completely safe) from experiencing symptoms, they can be asymptomatic & carry the virus and spread to others.
“Especially in close quarters like a haircut. People protecting themselves, staff, & keeping their business going is right to do.”
Someone else commented: “I wonder how “fuming” you would be if said 4 year old had contracted covid 19 whilst at said hairdressers and not being enforced to wear a mask?”
Donald later responded to the criticism to say: “Freedom is maskless and to breath true oxygen and go where u want to go without people looking at u like u are a disease.
“I’ve already mentioned it’s understandable for the old and vulnerable to wear them to stay safe. It’s about the bigger picture and the control governments are having on the masses.
“Massive lockdowns where people aren’t even allowed out affecting mental health.”