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Ian Brown outs himself as a COVID conspiracy theorist

By | Published on Monday 7 September 2020

The Stone Roses

Hey, so, over the weekend Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown outed himself as a COVID-19 conspiracy theorist. Great stuff.

Posting on Twitter on Saturday, Brown wrote: “NO LOCKDOWN NO TESTS NO TRACKS NO MASKS NO VAX #researchanddestroy”.

This came after the government announced the latest changes to local lockdown rules in Brown’s hometown of Manchester. Those changes are all quite confusing. Though, while not wanting lockdown is one thing, protesting tests, contact tracing, masks and vaccinations is another.

These are not views held across the band though. Stone Roses guitarist John Squire followed Brown’s tweet by posting: “Wear a mask. Stay safe. Look after yourself and others #morecambeandwise”.

So Squire wins this round. Although we should all remember that Squire once said that he had “no desire whatsoever to desecrate the grave of seminal Manchester pop group The Stone Roses” by reuniting with his former bandmates. And look how that turned out. He could be out in the supermarket defiantly licking sausages by Tuesday.