Stephen Pearcy of Ratt has come under fire for implying Americans should refrain from wearing a cloth face mask or covering in public even though it protects against the coronavirus.
Pearcy took to his Twitter to share the hashtag #UnMaskAmerica, eliciting a number of disapproving responses from his followers.
Pearcy later deleted his original tweet and shared a photo of himself with braided hair, holding a Robbin Crosby guitar while wearing a mirrored face mask with the caption:
“Maybe if we all wear this mask, we can all have peace. Or we can wait for the real guys to come down and straighten things out. I’m waiting for the A*s kicking”
In response to Stephen‘s tweet, Bach wrote: “Dude this sh*t is actually not funny. Please stop embarrassing yourself and all of rock and roll”
Later on Thursday, Pearcy tried to explain away his #UnMaskAmerica tweet, writing:
“I only apologize for things that hurt my audience, politics leave me the f*ck out, don’t be starting sh*t. Not into it. Not for press, not for nothing. Note; If my post was so far above heads I’ll explain. ALL peoples, races, if we had the same face (Extraterrestrial alien) no prejudice. Peace.” He added: “#mask or do as you please. That was an unfinished post.”