Guns N’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose has penned a Fourth of July letter addressing his political stance, and criticism of  U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams.

On Friday, July 3rd, Adams appeared on Today where he discussed the Fourth of July celebrations set to take place at Mount Rushmore and Washington, D.C., for which neither required those gathering to wear masks.

In response to Adams appearance, Rose took to Twitter to lambast Adams, writing: “Jerome Adams is a: A coward b: A POS c: Both

“Resign. U don’t deserve the job or title. America deserves better.”

Adams responded to Rose’s tweet, writing “Hey Axl – appreciate your passion (and your music). How about helping me save some lives by sharing the message about being safe and using face mask coverings?”

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To which Rose tweeted back, “Awesome! N’ thanks! U wanna start by telling peeps to avoid large gatherings? Or u want me to? Shame we didn’t get that out there 4 this wkend like on TV.”

This interaction acted as a catalyst for Rose to share a lengthy tweet, defending his freedom to express his political ideologies and opinions on social issues.

“My disdain 4 [our] current administration n’ what I perceive as its threat to [our] democracy is no secret,” Rose wrote.

“In general my posts in regard to current events, politics or social issues [are] usually coming from a sense of outrage, obligation n’ responsibility to say something at times when I feel not to is being complicit (as opposed to a desire for attention or self promotion),” Rose continued.

“I’m nobody, just a citizen that like everyone else has my own opinions n’ believes in my heart that ultimately I want what’s best for not just [our] country but for humanity, wildlife n’ [our] environment n’ other’s as opposed to right, left or any other wing fascism [are] at least in this country free to disagree.”

Axl Rose has frequently used his Twitter as a vessel to voice political opinions. On May 7th, Axl Rose was embroiled in a Twitter feud with Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnunchin after he called the US Treasury Secretary an “asshole”.

The musician criticised Mnuchin for the way that he approached the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of the US economy.

“It’s official! Whatever anyone may have previously thought of Steve Mnuchin he’s officially an asshole,” wrote Rose on Twitter.

Mnuchin immediately responded to the tweet “what have you done for the country lately?”.

Rose responded, saying that he was “not responsible for 70k+ deaths”, adding: “‘N unlike u I don’t hold a fed gov position of responsibility 2 the American people n’ go on TV tellin them 2 travel the US during a pandemic.”

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