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Jedward get into Twitter fight with Jim Corr over anti-mask protest

By | Published on Monday 24 August 2020


People keep saying that 2020 is rubbish, but it has given us an increasingly politicised Jedward and I don’t know about you, but I think that might be a reasonable payoff. Especially when their latest move is to get into a fight about facemasks with Jim Corr.

Taking umbrage with an anti-facemask protest in Dublin on Saturday, Jedward tweeted: “Dear Dublin anti-mask protest, get the fuck inside you selfish lowlives. Sincerely, the rest of the country”.

Targeting longtime conspiracy theorist and occasional pop star Corr specifically – due to his promotion of the protest on his social media channels – they added: “G’wan leave the whole country ‘breathless’ from COVID because of your idiotic behaviour”.

‘Breathless’ was one of The Corrs’ big hits, you might remember. Stay tuned for more jibes in the same vein. Responding, Corr wrote: “Shut up you fools and grow a brain between you”.

Hitting back, Jedward replied: “Why don’t you just go and ‘runaway’ and FYI your sisters never needed you, please leave the band”.

Corr shot over a link to Corrs song ‘I Never Loved You Anyway’, to which Jedward told him: “You’re the best background band member in the history of Irish music. Jim, ‘it really doesn’t matter at all, cause we are so young now’ and ‘irresistible’. You’re just another #COVIDIOT, good luck with your air guitar skills”.

In a series of tweets not directly antagonising Corr, the twins wrote: “Everyone has the right to protest, but it’s not peaceful or making change when the consequences are more deaths. That’s not democracy, it’s murder! When your core message is wrong you have no legs to stand on. There’s only one ‘right’ in this fight against COVID, so don’t even try to question it! Change your attitude and get with the times”.

“BLM protests are for the greater good and have made world change”, they went on. “Protesting against a global pandemic solution and going out of your way to fuck us all over – nobody has time for that! We come from a genuine place and have the best intentions, everyone will have different interpretations, but please take it on board [that] we’re all just trying to get this shitshow under control”.

Jedward also recently tweeted about their desire to be elected Ireland’s first and second ministers – the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste. It’s not clear which would be which, but let’s not pretend you’d know even if we told you. Anyway, their tweets show that they speak as one, so it probably doesn’t matter.