Paul McCartney is seemingly not a fan of those who are attempting to poke holes in the logic of mask-wearing as a preventative measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.
In a new discussion during “CBS Sunday Morning” yesterday, amongst a myriad of other topics, the “McCartney III” musician decided to share some choice comments about individuals who believe that mask-wearing in any sense is an infringement on their personal civil rights, calling the notion of that thought “stupid” in its entirety.
In the midst of discussions about his past life as a Beatle and the release of his highly-anticipated solo project, McCartney touched on the COVID-19 pandemic and the controversy around mask mandates globally.
“When people sort of say, ‘Wearing masks is infringing on my civil liberties,’ I say, ‘No. That is stupid,'” he explained to journalist Seth Doane during their chat, doubling down that preventative measures are both necessary and a civic duty in order to combat this virus and eventually beat it.
Cleared Of COVID
Doane made sure to mention after McCartney’s comment that both him and the veteran rock star had both tested negative for COVID-19 prior to their discussion. The “Help!” singer told the journalist that he had done virtually no other in-person interviews to promote the album aside from his.
Just this weekend, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson decided to impose some of the strictest COVID-19 regulations in the United Kingdom to date.
These “Tier 4” restrictions stat that residents of London, as well as South East/East England are required by the mandate to stay at home, unless for absolutely necessary travel, from now until at least December 30.
Further on in the interview, McCartney touched on some other topics very close to his heart, such as his relationship with late former band member John Lennon.
Forty years after his fatal shooting in New York City, McCartney says it is still “difficult” to process the fact that he is gone.
“It’s very difficult for me,” he explained of the tough emotions he still deals with, “I occasionally will have thoughts: why don’t I just break down crying every day? Because it’s that bad. There will be times when I have memories and think, oh my god. It was so senseless.”
If Things Turned Out Differently
McCartney is hopeful that if Lennon was still alive today, his fondness for being a musician would still be strong, “He was showing no signs of slowing up. He was still making great music.”
He then asked the one thing that many would want to know, “The question is: would we have ever got back together again? I don’t know. We don’t know.”
Addressing the good he could muster in their relationship prior to Lennon’s tragic death, McCartney concluded by adding, “We were friends. That was one of the great things about it. I don’t know how I would have dealt with it. I don’t think I’ve dealt with it very well. I wouldn’t be surprised if a psychiatrist would sort of find out I was slightly in denial. Because it’s too much.”