Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown defends controversial coronavirus comments
Stone Roses lead singer Ian Brown has defended his controversial views on the coronavirus pandemic and how people should deal with it.
The 57-year-old originally posted COVID-19-related tweets to social media last week saying there should be no lockdown, tests, tracking, masks or vaccines.
And in a bizarre move, the rockstar also targeted businessman Bill Gates, a major contributor to the World Health Organisation.
He said: "NO LOCKDOWN NO TESTS NO TRACKS NO MASKS NO VAX. #researchanddestroy.
Then three days later he the added: "To all of you asking about my medical qualifications I have the same as the computer seller bill gates ( biggest funder of the world health organisation)."
And after widespread criticism on social media, Brown appeared to double down on his viewpoint with another tweet on Thursday.
He said: "FEAR knocked on the door FAITH opened it but there was nobody there #RESEARCHANDDESTROY."
Last week, former Stone Roses guitarist John Squire posted a contradictory tweet to Brown’s anti-action rhetoric.
He said: "Wear a mask. stay safe. Look after yourself and others #morecambeandwise."
The Government recently announced that as of Monday, September 14, gatherings of more than six people will be illegal and could result in arrest.