Corey Taylor has a lot of experience wearing a mask in Slipknot, and he still can’t believe people won’t put one on to slow the coronavirus pandemic.
Taylor was asked by Australia’s Triple M if he had a message to those who’re not following the rules in Victoria, Australia, where a state of disaster was recently declared after a surge of new infections. Taylor said, “Yeah, stop whining and put your damn mask on. This isn’t an isolated incident. My country’s loaded with these dumbasses that think it is some sort of political standpoint or some sort of partisan garbage. And I’m just like, ‘Are you serious?’ Just because you haven’t had anyone in your life affected by it doesn’t mean that it’s not a real thing.”
He also revealed that he’s spent a lot more time in those Slipknot masks than you might think. “I once had to wear a full head mask for eight hours while doing Slipknot press. Eight hours straight — didn’t take it off, but these people are going to [groan] and moan about wearing it for 10 minutes at the market? Get over yourselves.”