Watch: Right Said Fred - We’re not COVID deniers but living like hermits is killing our country
Right Said Fred have insisted they are not “COVID deniers” after hitting the headlines for attending an anti-lockdown protest – but warned that living like “hermits” would damage the country.
Pop duo Richard and Fred Fairbrass were criticised in September when they were spotted at the protest in London’s Trafalgar Square.
However, the I’m Too Sexy singers have now told Sky News that they were there to fight for free speech more than anything else.
Fred said: “The protest was anti-lockdown. But it was more to do with save our rights and stand up for free speech and the right to assemble...
"My position is I'm not a COVID denier and I'm not anti-vax, but I defend those people's right to express their opinion. That's all it is.”
The pair also expressed their fears for the country amid the pandemic and restrictions.
"We either live like hermits and we kill the country we love, or we face up to the fact that some of us are going to die,” they said.
The brothers also spoke out about what they called a “waste of talent” and “waste of skill” in the entertainment industry while venues across the country are closed, saying: “The country will not grow great on that basis."
They told Sky that, in their opinion, there are other important issues that need to be addressed as well as the coronavirus pandemic, such as mental illness and domestic violence.
Right Said Fred formed in the late 80s and are known for tracks such as I’m Too Sexy, Deeply Dippy and Don’t Talk Just Kiss.
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