Former Corrie star Matthew Marsden slammed for Covid posts

Julia Hunt
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Watch: Matthew Marsden slammed for telling fans to ditch face masks and stop getting COVID tests

Actor Matthew Marsden has been criticised by fans after calling the Covid vaccine a “chemical” and suggesting facemasks aren’t all they are cracked up to be.

The former Corrie star also suggested people who wanted to see testing of those without symptoms were 'out of their minds'.

The actor made his feelings known in several posts on Twitter.

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In one tweet, he shared a link to a study which claimed that facemasks are ineffective when it comes to blocking transmission of the virus and can actually damage health.

PA NEWS PHOTO 7/10/97 MATTHEW MARSDEN ACCEPTS HIS AWARD FOR MOST POPULAR NEWCOMER FOR HIS PORTRAYAL OF GARAGE MECHANIC CHRIS COLLINS IN CORONATION STREET AT THE NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN LONDON   (Photo by Sean Dempsey - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Matthew Marsden won 'Most Popular Newcomer' at the 1997 NTAs for playing mechanic Chris Collins on Corrie (Sean Dempsey/PA Images/Getty Images)

“The lawsuits are gonna be epic,” said the star, who previously said on Twitter that he was “so sick of this mask BS”.

“The truth is, is that they aren’t effective at stopping transmission of the virus, and what is worse is that power hungry people are using them to punish others,” he posted last year.

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In another recent tweet, Marsden referred to the vaccine.

“It should not be controversial for someone to advocate for a persons right to choose whether or not they should be injected with a chemical,” he said.

Matthew Marsden and wife. 22 June 2009, Westwood, CA. 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival -
After leaving for Hollywood, Matthew Marsden (pictured here with his wife in 2009) appeared in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Giulio Marcocchi/Sipa Press/)

“Personal liberty should be something everyone should get behind. The inconsistency in which it is applied by some, is staggering.”

“People calling for the testing of people that have no symptoms of a virus are out of their minds,” he said in another post.

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The actor has now come under fire on Twitter, where some people have taken issue with his stance.

“It goes on forever if we don't test," said one person. "Captain sensible here is yet to figure that out... I doubt if he ever will to be fair. It must be difficult as a wealthy actor, having to sit at home as poor people die. My heart goes out to him.”

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“I don't see MD or any other credential that qualifies you to speak on this topic. You are a danger to the health, safety and lives of all humans," said another.

Another said Marsden was “a disgrace”.

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