Right Said Fred are hit by backlash for joining anti-lockdown march
We’re too sexy for our MASKS! Right Said Fred are hit by backlash for joining anti-lockdown march in London
- Fred and Richard Fairbrass were slammed by Twitter users after uploading snap
- They posted picture of protesters holding signs saying the pandemic is a lie
- Brothers then went on to block social media users leaving hate comments
Right Said Fred have been slammed by social media users for joining an anti-lockdown march in London this weekend.
Brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass were slammed after tweeting a picture from the protest on Saturday.
The pair posted a picture of protesters holding signs which read, ‘The pandemic is a lie’, and, ‘A hug a day keeps the Covid away’.
Alongside the picture the pair wrote: ‘There was a really good atmosphere in Trafalgar Square today.’
Right Said Fred have been slammed by social media users for joining an anti-lockdown march in London this weekend
Brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass were slammed after tweeting a picture from the protest on Saturday
Another sign referenced the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon – which alleges that a group of Satan-worshiping pedophiles running a global child sex-trafficking ring is plotting against President Trump and will lead to a ‘day of reckoning’ involving the mass arrest of journalists and politicians.
The pair’s post spared a fierce backlash from their followers.
Emma Kennedy wrote: ‘I’d be very happy for you to go watch my Dr pals who have been working on ICU trying to save people with COVID since March.’
The pair’s post spared a fierce backlash from their followers
Pictured is the anti-protest lockdown in Trafalgar Square on Saturday
And another said: ‘These are people who believe Princess Diana is living in a tunnel under London, that Bill Gates is in league with lizards and is seeking to tamper with our DNA at their behest and – probably, why not? – that the moon is made of cheese; they’re not interested in reality….’
While a former fan wrote: ‘You were one of my happiest musical memories. I’m frankly and deeply disappointed in you.’
And James Felton said: ‘What the hell do you have against lockdown, the six person rule doubles your audience.’
While another Twitter user wrote: ‘Seems like a Deeply Dippy thing to say.’
The brothers, who became enraged by the backlash, responded to say they would be blocking people who left hate comments.
The brothers, who became enraged by the backlash, responded to say they would be blocking people who left hate comments
Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters descended on to Trafalgar Square on Saturday
They tweeted: ‘If the best you’ve got is Far Right Said Fred, Deeply S****y, Too Sexy For my Mask, Bald C**** or t**** then don’t be surprised if you’re blocked for being predictable and boring.’
When one followers called them out over the Q Anon sign in the picture, they replied: ‘That’s the foundation of free speech, allowing people to express themselves.
‘It’s irrelevant who we agree with or disagree with.’
Another then added: ‘But then you are blocking people,’ and the pop stars replied: ‘Of course, it’s social media, it’s not real life. Plus predictable insults deserve no better treatment.’
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