Anais Gallagher speaks out after dad Noel says he refuses to wear face masks

Julia Hunt
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Noel Gallagher and daughter Anais (Ian West/PA Wire)
Noel Gallagher and daughter Anais (Ian West/PA Wire)

Noel Gallagher’s daughter has said she is “less revolutionary” than her famous dad and doesn’t share his thoughts on face masks.

Oasis star Noel, 53, hit the headlines last month when he said he would not wear a face covering despite the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting that it violated his liberty.

However, Anais, his 20-year-old daughter with Meg Mathews, isn’t following in the rocker’s footsteps.

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She told Metro: “I get where he’s coming from but I’m less full-on than him.

“I’m generally less revolutionary than my dad.”

“I’ve never not worn a mask,” she said.

Noel Gallagher before the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Noel Gallagher (PA)

Anais added that her generation is “quite lenient” and that they are afraid of being “cancelled”.

Last month, Noel sparked controversy when he voiced his thoughts on wearing masks during a chat on the Matt Morgan podcast. It was not clear whether his comments were made before the law on masks came into effect.

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He was quoted as saying: “There’s too many f****** liberties being taken away from us now… I choose not to wear one.”

“If I get the virus it’s on me, it’s not on anyone else,” he said.

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The government says that in England, face coverings must be worn in many indoor settings including shops, supermarkets and on public transport.

Studies have shown that the use of face coverings is effective in reducing the spread of the virus.

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