Noel Gallagher Refuses to Wear a Mask in Public: ‘If I Get the Virus It’s on Me’
"There’s too many fucking liberties being taken away from us now”
At a time when many people are wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Noel Gallagher refuses to do so, especially since it’s not a law.
“Listen to me, it’s not a law,” the ex-Oasis songwriter told The Matt Morgan podcast. “There’s too many fucking liberties being taken away from us now.”
The singer/songwriter recounted a trip to the supermarket where a shop employee told him to wear a mask. But since it wasn’t a law, Gallagher demanded to speak to a manager.
“I don’t give a fuck,” he said. “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 cunt’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 piss take.”
Gallagher further questioned why people need to wear a mask on public transportation or at a barber’s shop but not if they’re out getting a drink.
“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’,” he said. “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?’”
Listen to Noel Gallagher talk about why he won’t wear a mask on The Matt Morgan Podcast.