Twisted Sister's Dee Snider Slams Anti-Maskers
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider is having none of the anti-maskers who recently paraded through a Target store in Fort Lauderdale playing his band’s 1984 anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”
Video of the protest went viral on social media this week.
“No...these selfish a**holes do not have my permission or blessing to use my song for their moronic cause,” Snider tweeted with the hashtag “#cutthes**t.”
Snider is one of several music artists publicly supporting the advice of health experts to wear a mask to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
On Thursday, KISS singer Paul Stanley tweeted: "If you’re so concerned with a loss of your freedom , Why do you stop at red lights? Don’t let the government control you!! Drive right through!!! PUT YOUR MASK ON.”
Corey Taylor of Slipknot recently shared his thoughts on anti-maskers. “You know what, man? F**k you! It’s, like, not everything has to be a political f**king statement,” he fumed on the Let There Be Talk podcast.
“It’s better to just be cautious. It’s better to be smart. You wanna walk around with no f**king mask on, you go ahead and spin the barrel, and let’s see how many times you can click it.”
In a conversation with podcast host Matt Morgan, Noel Gallagher said he won’t wear a mask.
“If I get the virus, it's on me,” the 53-year-old musician said. “If every other c**t’s gonna wear a mask, I'm not gonna catch it off them. And if I've got it, they're not gonna catch it off me. I just think it's a piss take.”
Gallagher fumed that the rules about wearing masks in public are not consistent. “You’re supposed to wear them in [department store] Selfridges, yet you can f**king go down the pub and be surrounded by every f**king c**t,” he said. “It’s like, Oh actually, we don’t have the virus in pubs but we have it in Selfridges? Oh right.”
His brother, and former Oasis bandmate, Liam Gallagher feels differently. “Don’t like but it’s gotta be done,” he tweeted in July. On Sept. 13, he tweeted a photo of himself wearing a mask (although it didn’t cover his nose).
Ian Brown, ex-frontman for The Stone Roses, and Jim Corr of Irish group The Corrs have been vocal critics of masks.
Those who have died from complications of the virus include John Prine, singer-songwriter Alan Merrill, Bruce Williamson of The Temptations, ex-Dream Street member Chris Trousdale, Dave Greenfield of The Stranglers, gospel singer Troy Sneed and Canada’s Nick Cordero.
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