Paul McCartney has taken a jab at those who believe wearing masks during the Coronavirus pandemic is infringinging on their civil liberties.
Accompanied by a very impressive eye-roll and some serious sass, the musician told a CBS journalist, “when people sort of say, ‘Wearing masks is infringing on my civil liberties,’ I say, ‘No. That is stupid.’”
The interview was given to promote McCartney’s new album McCartney III, which was released Friday, 18th December. It was revealed that both the journalist and McCartney had received negative COVID-19 results prior to sitting down for the interview.
In a nod to how serious McCartney takes the COVID-19 precautions, he greeted the journalist with an elbow tap, quipping “virtual elbows”.
At 78 years old, McCartney has an elevated risk of having complications if he contracts Coronavirus. He puts it frankly: “I don’t want to give it to anyone and I don’t want to get it.”
When the interviewer states that most people have been catching up on some housework during their quarantine, McCartney’s response is gold.
“The other thing people have been doing is cleaning out their closest, so that’s a bit what that was. I just started cleaning out my cupboards,” McCartney shared in reference to making his new album during the pandemic. “Like what was that song last year, that I started, but never got to finish? Let’s have a look at that.”
Recently, McCartney bravely opened up about the harrowing death of his former bandmate, John Lennon.
“It’s very difficult for me, and I occasionally will have thoughts and sort of say, ‘I don’t know, why don’t I just break down crying every day?’ Because it’s that bad.”
When asked whether he did indeed sometimes cry about Lennon’s death, McCartney replied: “Not every day, you know? There will be times that I just have memories and just think, ‘Oh my God, it was just so senseless.’”
Watch McCartney’s full interview with CBS below: