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Twisted Sister Tells Anti-Maskers Don’t Use Our Tune For ‘Moronic Trigger’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to sentence anti-maskers who went right into a Florida Goal retailer blaring the group’s hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It” whereas ripping off their masks.

In a tweet Wednesday, Snider known as the stunt “moronic,” and shared a video that was recorded by an upset buyer contained in the Goal at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale. The video had greater than 30 million views.

Snider mentioned the group doesn’t have his “permission or blessing to make use of my tune for his or her moronic trigger.”

The stunt drew fast motion from Broward County officers. Goal was fined for not implementing the county’s masks legislation and citations have been mailed to the protesters, the South Florida Solar Sentinel reported.

Fort Lauderdale resident Chris Nelson informed the newspaper that his group, ReOpen South Florida, organized the “flash mob.” He additionally posted a YouTube video of it from their vantage level on Tuesday.

“In celebration of Burn Your Masks Day we determined to unfold some freedom mud over the patrons and workers of Goal!” the YouTube caption mentioned.

The small group of anti-maskers approached clients inside the shop.

“We’re People, breathe,” a lady yelled. “It’s all a lie!”

One other girl screamed {that a} buyer ought to take the masks off. “You don’t want it,” she mentioned.

If a visitor complied, the group cheered.

Federal well being officers have mentioned masks might successfully halt the unfold of COVID-19 and have begged the general public to embrace them. Robert Redfield, director of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, informed a committee of U.S. senators on Wednesday {that a} easy face overlaying could possibly be simpler than a vaccine in defending individuals from the virus.

Nelson has been concerned with earlier protests associated to the coronavirus pandemic. He staged a protest in opposition to seashore closures on the Fourth of July. He shouted about restrictions being intrusions on residents’ Fourth Modification rights throughout a Broward County information convention. Police requested him to go away, saying he was inflicting a disturbance. He initially resisted however complied after an officer ordered him to position his arms behind his again.

Three individuals have been recognized on video and the county mailed them $100 citations for failing to put on facial coverings in public areas to assist curb the unfold of COVID-19, Broward County spokeswoman Margaret Stapleton informed the newspaper.

“Any further members from the video which can be in a position to be recognized may even obtain $100 citations within the mail,” she mentioned.

Interim Assistant Police Chief Frank Sousa mentioned the group was gone when officers arrived. However he informed the newspaper the protesters had entered the shop with their masks on.

Danielle Schumann, a Goal company spokeswoman, mentioned Goal requires consumers to put on masks inside shops. The protesters have been requested to go away “after they eliminated their masks and have become disruptive and impolite to different consumers,” she mentioned.

Nelson informed the Solar Sentinel he’ll proceed to make use of the Twisted Sister tune, regardless of Snider’s criticism.

“It’s unhappy,” Nelson mentioned. “It’s an ideal anthem about freedom and overcoming oppression.”