Lee Hurst mocked over 'anti-mask' letter | Celebs call for schools' mandate to be lifted

Lee Hurst mocked over 'anti-mask' letter

Celebs call for schools' mandate to be lifted

Lee Hurst has been mocked on Twitter after putting his name to a letter complaining that secondary school pupils wear masks in schools when they reopen on Monday.

The comic is one of the signatories to a open letter to  Education Secretary Gavin Williamson demanding to know ‘the scientific evidence which makes this measure necessary’.

Although the letter has been signed by some medics, it is the ‘public figures’ who have attracted ridicule.

The list includes anti-woke actor Laurence Fox, who describes himself as a ‘politician’ on the letter, and such former TV stalwarts as Richard Madeley, Anthea Turner, Sue Cook and Gillian McKeith alongside prominent anti-maskers such as Peter Hitchens, Julia Hartley-Brewer, Lord Sumption and Mark Dolan.

On the letter, Hurst – a former team captain on TV sports quiz They Think It’s All Over  from 1995 to 1998 –  calls himself a ‘Not Allowed To Work Comedian’.

But the comic, who has a three-year-old son, was widely ridiculed on Twitter.

Hurst has previously tweeted that pupils being asked to wear masks are ‘treated like hostages’ and that they have been imposed to spread ‘fear and control’. 

And in response to an article saying that some public spaces may only be open to those who have had a Covid vaccination, he tweeted: ‘Seig Heil anyone?’

Published: 6 Mar 2021

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