Coronavirus: Stone Roses star Ian Brown faces backlash over ‘anti-vax’ tweet | UK News

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Singer Ian Brown faces a backlash after one of his tweets appeared to suggest he was against coronavirus vaccines, lockouts and face masks.

The former Stone Roses frontman, 57, sparked outrage when he posted: “NO LOCKDOWN NO TESTS NO TRACKS NO MASKS NO VAX #researchanddestroy. ”

Fellow musicians and other Twitter users said they were “gutted”. Brown apparently supported the “anti-vaxxer” (anti-vaccine) views.

He has yet to elaborate on the explosion, which has received thousands of comments, likes and shares.

The Reverend and The Makers Twitter account posted: “I love Ian Brown so much. A little empty, he tweeted this tbh ”.

One of his fans wrote: “I love your music Ian but seriously hope you got hacked. ”

Another commented, “I wish my teenage music heroes would stop turning into t *** s”.

Brown’s ex-teammate John Squire appeared to offset Ian Brown’s tweet with a safety warning.

He posted: “Wear a mask. Stay safe. Take care of yourself and others #morecambeandwise. ”

But a number of people have tweeted their support for Brown.

One of them said: “The amount of sheep in this thread is unreal, the guy is telling the truth. 99% of people weren’t wearing masks in their ‘heyday’ now everyone’s on the bandwagon, you’re all about government compliance, take a grip man. ”

Others posted “Amen” and “Amazing. God Bless ”.

However, he continued to be criticized by many for using his platform irresponsibly.

One person wrote: “Yes, let’s all die from preventable diseases like in 1348 [when the Black Death hit].  »

DJ Dave Haslam pointed out that his fellow musician Toots Hibbert from Toots And The Maytals was recently placed in intensive care in Jamaica following the coronavirus.

Last Saturday, hundreds of protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square in central London, carrying anti-vaccine and anti-lockdown signs.

Piers Corbyn, the older brother of former Labor leader Jeremy, was among 11 people who could be fined £ 10,000 for organizing the march and breaking coronavirus regulations.

A recent poll found that only 53% of Britons would be certain or very likely to obtain a COVID-19[feminine[feminine vaccine.

Researchers from King’s College London (KCL) and Ipsos Mori, who interviewed 2,237 people aged 16 to 75, blamed “damaging bias” on low turnout.

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