Right Said Fred have come under fire after attending a coronavirus conspiracy rally on Saturday (26 September).
The “I’m Too Sexy” group, which consists of brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass, shared pictures from the busy anti-lockdown demonstration to Twitter over the weekend, captioning them: “There was a really good atmosphere in Trafalgar Sq today.”
In the pictures, protesters are seen holding signs containing conspiracy theories about the virus, including, “A hug a day keeps the Covid away” and “The pandemic is a lie. There’s no increase in deaths.”
Two other demonstrators’ placards brand the BBC the “British Brainwashing Coorperation” and the WHO the “World Hoax Organisation”.
The pictures sparked backlash online, with one Twitter user responding: “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.”
There was a really good atmosphere in Trafalgar Sq today 👍 pic.twitter.com/0I2i2EIWDo— Right Said Fred (@TheFreds) September 26, 2020
“My lovely mum has died of the virus and I miss her every day. And none of you care,” another wrote.
“Hmmm... who to believe? The scientists and medical experts, or Right Said Fred?”, one critic replied.
Soon, “Right Said Fred” was trending on Twitter, with social media users mocking the pop duo.
“What the hell do Right Said Fred have against lockdown, the six person rule doubles their audience,” one person joked.
“Separate the art from the artist sure,” one Twitter user wrote. “But Right Said Fred are - at best - Deeply Dippy.”
So that's Right Said Fred, Ian Brown, Bloke Corr, and Gallagher. It's no Live Aid.— Justin Lewis #BLM (@WhenIsBirths) September 27, 2020
That's it. I'm never buying another Right Said Fred album. https://t.co/MeXLqeKPS0— Fergus Craig (@FergusCraig) September 28, 2020
However, the band were clearly unimpressed with the ridicule as they blocked a number of social media users in response.
“If the best you’ve got is Far Right Said Fred, Deeply S***ty, Too Sexy For my Mask, Bald C***s or t***s then don’t be surprised if you’re blocked for being predictable and boring,” they tweeted on Sunday night.
When we’re fundraising for the Royal Marsden Hospital, which we do annually our time line is quiet. However, we go to a protest and everyone loses their collective shit. Funny that 🤔— Right Said Fred (@TheFreds) September 27, 2020
“When we’re fundraising for the Royal Marsden Hospital, which we do annually our time line is quiet,” they continued. “However, we go to a protest and everyone loses their collective s***. Funny that.”