They’re the two-time Eurovision alums who have kept fans entertained on social media throughout the long and trying days of the pandemic.

And now Jedward — that’s the brothers John and Edward Grimes — have used their vast platform to encourage rock and Britpop star Noel Gallagher to follow British law and wear a face mask on public transport.

The “Waterline” and “Lipstick” hitmakers made their comments on Twitter, sharing audio from an interview the former Oasis guitarist gave to the Matt Morgan podcast, in which he dismissed the importance of wearing masks.

The guys may be 26 years younger than Noel, but they appear infinitely wiser when it comes to public health and safety.

“Hi @NoelGallagher,” the twins wrote on Twitter. “You seem really angry. Maybe wear a mask. Lockdown and the pandemic has been intense on us all but after hearing this interview are you OK?”

 

UK law requires that people wear a mask on public transport and in shops, but Noel isn’t having it.

“I was going up to Manchester the other week and some guy’s going, ‘Can you put your mask on,’ on the train, ‘because the transport police will get on and fine you a thousand pounds. But you don’t have to put it on if you’re eating.’ So I was saying: Oh right, this killer virus that’s sweeping through the train is gonna come and attack me, but see me having a sandwich and go, leave him, he’s having his lunch?”

Contrary to the facts, Gallagher insisted that wearing masks on transport is “not a law” before complaining about attacks on his personal freedom.

“There’s too many f*cking liberties being taken away from us now…I choose not to wear one. If I get the virus it’s on me, it’s not on anyone else…it’s a piss-take. There’s no need for it…They’re pointless.”

Research around the world — including in the UK and US — has shown that masks blunt the spread of coronavirus.

Despite writing the iconic song “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” Noel is known for his quick temper. He and brother Liam have been in an ongoing feud since duo split in 2009, and he’s famously criticised artists including Phil Collins (calling him “the antichrist”) and saying it was “wrong” of the organisers of the Glastonbury Festival to feature American rapper Jay-Z.

Noel did not respond, like or retweet Jedward’s tweet. So three hours later, the brothers Grime dug in again, reworking the lyrics of the Oasis classic “Wonderwall”.

They also tagged Noel’s brother Liam, who famously sued his brother for libel over claims the band cancelled a gig because Liam was hungover.

Are you remembering to wear your mask in public? Do you applaud Jedward for taking such a public stance against Noel’s behaviour? Let us know down below.

BONUS: Can you spot the Wiwiblogger making a split second appearance in the Oasis music video below?

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Kleo
Kleo
11 days ago

Noel Gallagher, the prime example of an uneducated nonce not knowing what the hell he’s talking about and endangering everyone else in the process. Apparently the idiot believes spreading his disgusting saliva everywherr is his “liberty”. It would take one Google search for him to realise masks aren’t for his egocentric ass’protection but why when he can be an ignorant nonce.

Con b
Con b
12 days ago

Sad that their music isn’t relevant , so the only way to get any publicity is to try and engage with musicians and celebrities.

Whisker
Whisker
13 days ago

So he could wear a mask yet chooses not to? What exemption would he be entitled to? An inflated ego?

James
James
13 days ago

I’ll make the first guess, is it Kevin who’s in the video as one of the Gallaghers?

Darren
Darren
14 days ago

Jedward are really trying too hard to be the voice of the pandemic and other social issues.
Fair enough. But their whole attempt at persuasion needs to chill. They’re being very militaristic in their approach, not just to the Gallaghers wearing masks.
It’s like they have a list of PC boxes they need to tick, they were messaging JK Rowling yesterday too, and the Irish government

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Darren

These are all current events. Good for them.

Darren
Darren
13 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

They spent the summer in California (during a pandemic) and where protesting BLM without a mask on. Good for them, I agree. But the mask wearing advisory is what is it is, just advice. Also some people can’t wear them for medical reasons. Let’s not start shaming those that don’t/can’t wear them. Also, people are entitled to their opinion, Jedwards behaviour to those that aren’t part of the consensus is disgusting quite frankly. Have your opinion and let others have theirs. Belittling and aggressively getting an opinion across is just as bad as censorship. (Not getting at you Jonas, you’re… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Darren

I can agree with that up to a point, but the issues mentioned here are non-negotiable. If you’re on public transport, like Noel, then you need to wear a mask. If you’re a bigot, like J.K. Rowling, then no – you’re not entitled to your opinion.

Erasmus
Erasmus
13 days ago
Reply to  Darren

agree.

sognomio
sognomio
14 days ago

no stupid boy.Yo say: If I get the virus it’s on me. It is not just about you. If you take the virus I do not care at all. It is because you can spread the virus everywhere and kill people. Be responsible and civic and think of more vulnerable less protected people

Kosey
Kosey
14 days ago

Newsflash: The Gallagher brothers are idiots.

Wiwibloggs, you’re only 20 years too late!

tylos
tylos
14 days ago

Oh, Noel. Just wear the mask under your chin, like all the other middle aged know-it-alls do.

Rottendam
Rottendam
14 days ago

To be fair, there’s been no evidence to suggest face mask stop the spread of COVID. Look at Sweden, little to no one wears masks, and their case rates keeps declining every day!

Jedward should get educated

James
James
14 days ago
Reply to  Rottendam

Masks help limit the wearer’s droplets coming out of his mouth and nostrils from spreading. Noel won’t likely get infected by not wearing a mask but if he himself is infected and is asymptomatic, he’ll likely be the one infecting people like from a scene of 28 Days Later.

Ashton
Ashton
14 days ago
Reply to  Rottendam

I think it’s you who needs to get educated.