Right Said Fred savaged after making baffling maths fail in Covid vaccine claim
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Right Said Fred stars got roasted all over Twitter after their Covid-19 statistics joke failed to land, but people are still doubting the brothers’ tweet really was a joke, rather than an embarrassing maths blunder.
On Thursday morning, London-based Europop group took on Twitter to retweet a statistic report shared on Sky News’ official Twitter page.
The study revealed that people who are vaccinated against Covid-19, are 47 per cent less likely to develop long Covid if they contract the virus.
Fred and Richard Fairbrass retweeted Sky News’ report and wrote: “So 53% more likely? That’s not impressive.”
It appeared that for some odd reason, the musicians thought the report meant that vaccinated individuals who contract coronavirus are therefore 53 per cent more likely to develop long Covid.
Naturally, people quickly took on the internet to make fun of the brothers’ attempt at poking fun at the study.
A user posted a picture of a -30 per cent sale sticker on Twitter, and wrote that “to Right Said Fred, this meant 70% more”.
Satirical Twitter account, News Thump, also roasted the singers and tweeted: “BREAKING! Our album sales being down 90% down means they're actually 10% better, confirm Right Said Fred.”
Journalist Matthew Thompson could not resist joining on the jokes, as he posted on social media: “You'd love to be at their next album sales meeting.
"Sorry fellas, I'm afraid sales are down 95% on the last album."
"So what you're saying is our sales rose 5%? Result!"
A couple of hours later, following a tremendous amount of backlash and mockeries, Right Said Fred retweeted their highly-ridiculed tweet, and wrote: “Obviously with this tweet I was taking the piss, sadly the twitterati failed to see that. Ffs #givemestrength”.
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Despite the artists’ claim to only be joking, their original tweet was deleted shortly after being published.
This evidently fuelled people’s urge to make even more fun of the entire situation.
Moreover, a person replied using a photo of a hand choosing between two buttons: one reading “I was joking” and the other reading “I was hacked”.
They added the following caption: “The difficult decision that always follows after you've made a tit of yourself on Twitter.”
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Meanwhile, journalist Otto English asked a seemingly fair question: “Can you explain the joke? I may be stupid but I don't get it.”
Another person tweeted back: “Ah, the old "I was only kidding" defence, I remember it well.
“From primary school.”
The I’m Too Sexy singers have been receiving backlash online recently for consistently retweeting anti-mask and anti-Covid-19 vaccination content.
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