Australian idol Anthony Callea lambasts ‘deplorable’ Melburnians for wearing masks incorrectly as Victoria disaster is declared amid rising COVID-19 cases
Anthony Callea has laughed at “ignorant and deplorable” Melburnians for not taking the state’s mandatory mask rules seriously.
Shortly after Prime Minister Daniel Andrews declared the coronavirus crisis disaster after recording 671 new cases on Sunday, the 37-year-old Australian Idol star took to his Instagram stories to give a frustrating account of what happened during his short outing earlier in the day.
The singer – who also shared a now viral clip of hordes of Melburnians converging along a beach – accused some of their masks as ‘hanging down’ and also targeting those who removed their face covers to chat with other dog owners.
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Not on! Anthony Callea (photo) satirizes ‘ignorant and deplorable’ Melburnians for not taking the state’s mandatory mask rules seriously
Anthony said in the clip, “I just took my dog for a shit and went for a walk around the park. The reason why parts of Victoria still have high cases of coronavirus is because there are too many f ******* that don’t give ****** s ***.
“Sorry about my French, but wearing a hanging mask is not wearing a mask. Gathering with five or six people drinking coffee and taking off your masks is not wearing a mask! ‘
He continued to advise, “Stop sitting in the middle of the street and have a conversation just because there is another dog owner. [It] does not mean you have to take off your mask and have a conversation.
“The amount of ignorant people out there is bothering me,” he concluded.
Oh dear: Shortly after Prime Minister Daniel Andrews announced the coronavirus crisis disaster after recording 671 new cases on Sunday, the Australian Idol star took to his Instagram to give a frustrating account of what happened earlier today his outing happened
‘Ignorant’: The singer shouted some as they wore their masks ‘hanging’ and also targeted those who removed their facials to chat with other dog owners
Anthony went on to talk about the alarming clip of people who again seem to be ignoring detachments.
He added the caption, “Really Melbourne? And then you blame everyone and the government. Selfish, ignorant and deplorable behavior. ‘
On Sunday, a state of emergency was declared and a 8:00 pm curfew was instituted to contain the rising COVID-19 cases.
Wrong: In an instant from a woman wearing her mask incorrectly, Anthony added, “To anyone wearing such a mask … are you stupid?”
“Really Melbourne?” Anthony went on to share the alarming clip of people who seem to be ignoring social distance measures again – just hours after it went viral
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews brought in the escalated emergency, as the worsening state catastrophe appears to be showing no signs of ending.
Mr Andrews confirmed that Melbourne will be closed in phase 4 on Sunday until at least 13 September from 8pm.
The prime minister said the extremely severe restrictions were necessary to prevent the lockdown from continuing until Christmas.
Harder Closing: On Sunday, a state of emergency was declared and a 8:00 pm curfew was instituted to contain the rising COVID-19 cases