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The 53-year-old former Oasis songwriter and singer wrongly claimed, “it’s not the law” as he complained, “there’s too many f***ing liberties being taken away from us now.”
Irish pop twins Jedward responded by tweeting Gallagher: “Today is gonna be the day @NoelGallagher That we're gonna throw it back to you by now you should've somehow Realised what you gotta do and Wear a mask because we’re gonna be the ones that save you and after all we’re your Wonderwall Love Jedward and @Liamgallagher.”
It is currently the law in England to wear face masks indoors in public places including shops, hairdressers, cinemas and takeaways, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.
In Scotland, are also required on public transport and in pubs and restaurants, but you can take them off when not moving about.
Gallagher told Matt Morgan’s Funny How podcast: “I don’t give a f***. I choose not to wear one and if I get the virus it’s on me, it’s not on anyone else. If every other c***’s wearing a mask I’m not gonna catch it off them, and If I’ve got it then they’re not gonna catch it off me. I think it’s a p***take.”
The High Flying Birds singer also complained about having to wear masks in shops, but not in crowded pubs, calling the rules “b*******”.
He added: “I was going up to Manchester the other week and some guy’s going ‘can you put your mask on, because the transport police will get on and fine you a thousand pounds. But you don’t have to put it on if you’re eating’.
“So I was saying ‘Oh right, this killer virus that’s sweeping through the train is gonna come and attack me but see me having a sandwich and go leave him, he’s having his lunch?'”
Jedward tweeted: “Hi @NoelGallagher You seem really angry maybe wear a mask Lockdown and the Pandemic has been intense on us all but after hearing this interview are you OK?”
The 28-year-old former X Factor contestants – real names John and Edward Grimes – recently condemned the Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown and The Corr’s Jim Corr for supporting the anti-mask movement.
Gallagher's brother Liam Gallagher recently said wearing a mask has "gotta be done", although he admitted he did not like them.
Jedward have become public advocates for wearing masks and sticking to social distancing rules.
After Ian Brown tweeted earlier this month: “NO LOCKDOWN NO TESTS NO TRACKS NO MASKS NO VAX #researchanddestroy.”
Jedward tweeted Brown to say: “Hi Ian you discredited yourself with your backward views and non logical actions.”
The twins added: “@ianbrown The Public have lost all respect and credibility for your views! Your music and cheekbones are a dream but your tweets are a nightmare.”
Jedward have also previously spoken out against The Corr’s Jim Corr for attending a protest against lockdown and face masks.