Post Malone rejects government mask mandate and slams COVID-19 lockdown

'People have to pay their bills and eat': Post Malone slams coronavirus lockdown and attacks government mask mandate Grammy-nominated rapper blasted California cities fining non-mask wearers  Malone, 25, made comments during appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast  He also hit out at lockdown measures, saying they were ruining economy  ‘Everybody has to be able to survive and pay their bills, and eat,' Malone said 

By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com and Associated Press

Published: 07:02 BST, 1 August 2020 | Updated: 08:44 BST, 1 August 2020

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Rapper Post Malone said he opposes strict lockdown measures and he doesn’t think the government should be forcing people to wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19, though he urges the public to cover their face anyway.

‘It’s weird to me that there is, it’s like me in school, having to f*****g tuck in your shirt, or else you get detention or whatever,’ the six-time Grammy nominee told Joe Rogan on his popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience on Wednesday.

‘It’s weird to be forced to wear something.’

The artist whose legal name is Austin Richard Post added: ‘At the end of the day, it all comes down to respect for other people.

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Post Malone told podcaster Joe Rogan on Wednesday that he doesn't agree with California cities fining residents for not wearing face coverings in public

Post Malone told podcaster Joe Rogan on Wednesday that he doesn't agree with California cities fining residents for not wearing face coverings in public

The above undated image is a stock photo of a woman wearing a mask. California cities have started to impose fines of hundreds of dollars for not wearing face coverings in public

The above undated image is a stock photo of a woman wearing a mask. California cities have started to impose fines of hundreds of dollars for not wearing face coverings in public

‘It’s not a government thing.’

Malone said he didn’t agree with a new policy enacted by several cities in and around Los Angeles that imposed fines of hundreds of dollars on those caught not wearing a mask in public.

‘You can get a fine for not wearing a mask and sometimes it’s up to $600,’ Malone said.

He then agreed with Rogan about the need to lift the lockdown in order to allow economic life to flourish once

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