Pop duo Jedward have become an unexpected voice of reason on social media in recent weeks as they have used their public platform to tackle misinformation around the Covid-19 pandemic.
John and Edward Grimes have been vocal in their criticism of anti-mask demonstrations, encouraging people to follow public health advice.
Speaking on The Late Late Show last night, Jedward reiterated this message.
John said: “I just feel like there was so much misleading information online. You had figures that people looked up to over the years, who had followed and they’re coming on to Twitter and their social platforms and saying these statements, and I feel it was throwing the people and we just felt like we had to come on and voice our opinion.”
Edward said: “I think a lot of people didn’t have the balls to tweet about it. I was like, I’m saying what I feel.
“Wear your mask. People are dying, people have died people have not been able to go to funerals, they don’t have their family members is Christmas. Wear your mask, change your ways, educate yourself.”
“It’s not a protest if you are spreading a virus,” he added. Jedward have also called out other celebrities who have sent anti-mask messages including musicians Noel Gallagher and Jim Corr.
They also urged people to seek help if they are feeling isolated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I’ve never felt so low in my life, what keeps you going is just focusing on what you should be doing like making music, doing your job.””This time has made you really appreciate being in the one place at the one time, and what really matters in your life.”
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