The Stone Rose’s lead singer, Ian Brown, has been flooded with negative comments on Twitter after a series of tweets that express his opinion on coronavirus regulations.
Ian Brown is the 57-year-old lead singer of rock band Stone Roses. Ian has also released a new single titled ‘First World Problems’, which is his first solo material in nine years.
In the tweets, Ian suggests that people shouldn’t be wearing masks or getting tested. This has triggered people on Twitter to react with hate comments informing him on the dangers of coronavirus.
Why is Ian Brown receiving backlash?
- Ian Brown is receiving backlash on Twitter for a string of tweets commenting on regulations surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Ian suggested in the tweets that he was sceptical about a potential vaccination and the rules of wearing masks.
Ian has already been under fire by Twitter users for tweeting on September 5th his opinion on the regulations, as he wrote:
“NO LOCKDOWN NO TESTS NO TRACKS NO MASKS NO VAX #researchanddestroy.”
Ian’s ‘conspiracy theory’ on Twitter
Ian’s latest tweet that was posted earlier today, September 14th, wrote: “So I’m a Conspiracy Theorist HA! a term invented by the lame stream media to discredit those who can smell and see through the government/media lies and propaganda #researchanddestroy.”
Ian seems to have held these views throughout lockdown as he posted about there being a ‘New World Order’ in August. This was only the start of him receiving backlash on Twitter.
In a previous tweet that was posted by Ian last week, he compared himself to the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates. Bill has been donating millions to research companies that are helping the development of a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
“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),” Ian wrote.
Anti-mask tweets enrage Stone Roses fans!
Along with thousands of responses from Stone Roses fans, many celebrities had to share their reactions to Ian Brown’s tweets. Jedward, the 2009 X-Factor contestants also had something to say about the tweets and mentioned how the public had lost “all respect and credibility” for Ian.
One twitter user Dave Haslam who is a journalist and DJ in Manchester responded to Ian’s tweet giving a ‘fact-check’.
On the other hand, the Stone Roses guitarist, John Squire, tweeted on September 5th urging people to follow governments rules and continue wearing their masks. This was not a direct reply to Ian, however, was tweeted shortly after Ian Brown’s anti-mask tweet.