Take That's Howard Donald reveals he was left 'fuming'

Take That’s Howard Donald reveals he was left ‘fuming’ after a hairdresser refused to cut his four-year-old son’s hair ‘unless he was wearing a mask’

Howard Donald has revealed he was left ‘fuming’ after a hairdresser refused to cut his four-year-old son’s hair ‘unless he was wearing a mask’. 

The Take That frontman, 52, had taken his son Dougie Bear, who he shares with his wife Katie Halil, to the hairdresser for a trim on Wednesday. 

The star took to Twitter to reveal he was ‘fuming’ after the pair were turned away and said the ‘hairdresser in question took the scare mongering to a whole new level’. 

Speaking out: Howard Donald, 52, has revealed he was left ‘fuming’ after a hairdresser refused to cut his four-year-old son’s hair ‘unless he was wearing a mask’

In a Twitter thread, Howard shared his anger with his 206,100 followers and penned: ‘I’m fuming. Just taken my four-year-old to get his haircut and they refused unless he was wearing a mask!!! 

‘It’s 11 and above according to the rules. Yes Covid is real especially when it comes to old and the vulnerable 

‘But to make little kids wear masks is pure b******* just like the world which is turning into scare mongering b******* regime!’

Honest: The star took to Twitter to reveal he was ‘fuming’ after the pair were turned away and said the ‘hairdresser in question took the scare mongering to a whole new level’

He continued: ‘Please don’t let the governments turn this into a ‘new normal’ otherwise your kids kids will be asking u why didn’t you allow this c*** and where did our freedoms go? 

‘The hairdresser in question obviously took the scare mongering to a whole new level which unfortunately is where society is going unless we stand for our freedoms back.’ 

The Government guidelines state that ‘children under the age of 11’ are exempt from wearing a mask in settings where face coverings are required in England. 

Anger: In a Twitter thread, Howard shared his anger with his 206,100 followers and penned: ‘I’m fuming’

It added how Public Health England ‘do not recommended face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons’. 

Howard’s post garnered 1,400 likes and led to some followers accusing him of sharing anti-vaccination views. 

One follower commented: ‘It keeps breaking out of you, doesn’t it, the idea that freedom is in danger. 

Accusations: Howard’s post garnered 1,400 likes and led to some followers accusing him of sharing anti-vaccination views

‘That Bill Gates wants to force us all to get vaccinated so he can take over the world. 

‘That’s so stupid. There’re so many things in Britain that threaten your freedom, Brexit etc. Why not fume at that?’

Howard responded to the Twitter user and shared his view that ‘freedom is maskless’. 

Speaking out: The father-of-four, who has two daughters from previous relationships and Bowie Taylan, five, with Katie, said he would homeschool his children if masks were introduced

He continued: ‘You think it’s stupid that they are trying to get everyone feared for their lives so people actually beg for a vaccine? 

‘That’s the way it’s going. Freedom is maskless and to breath true oxygen and go where u want to go without people looking at u like u are a disease.’  

The father-of-four, who has two daughters from previous relationships and Bowie Taylan, five, with Katie, said he would homeschool his children if masks were introduced. 

However the singer was also slammed by a follower with a lung condition who claimed he had a ‘blasé attitude towards the virus’.

Acknowledgements: Howard revealed how he understood the necessity ‘for the old and vulnerable to wear them’ but gestured to the ‘bigger picture’.

In response to Howard, they penned: ‘With 2/3 lung capacity and a damaged nervous system affecting my breathing, your blasé attitude towards the virus, which genuinely has the potential to kill me or change my life forever, scares me more than the government and media. Please think about the reality of this virus.’ 

Yet Howard revealed how he acknowledge the necessity ‘for the old and vulnerable to wear them’ but gestured to the ‘bigger picture’.

He replied: Of course! I’ve already mentioned it’s understandable for the old and vulnerable to wear them to stay safe. 

‘It’s about the bigger picture and the control governments are having on the masses. Massive lockdowns where people aren’t even allowed out affecting mental health.’ 

Platform: The star ended with a tweet that his social media is to share events in his life and is not solely reserved for his singing career

The star ended with a tweet that his social media platform is to share events in his life and is not solely reserved for his singing career.

He penned: ‘I’m allowed my opinion, if u don’t like it tough. This isn’t just a platform for my career it’s also about life and I care for people’s life especially my family. 

‘But life as we used to know it is disappearing and people are letting it happen.’

Earlier this year Howard made headlines on social media regarding vaccines.  

The singer wrote he might be quitting Twitter on June 25 after a strange series of Tweets claiming ‘vaccines are questionable’, within the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

Howard claimed Microsoft founder Bill Gates has patents on vaccines and viruses themselves.

Afterwards, he wrote: ‘I think I’m gonna delete Twitter for a few weeks before I really say what I think.

‘Not saying things to wind people up,I’m just saying it because there is a bigger picture behind this and if we don’t educate, humans will have freedoms taken away.

‘I care for humans, especially kids.’

Back together! Earlier this year Howard joined forces with his former bandmates Gary Barlow, 49, Robbie Williams, 46, and Mark Owen, 48, for the YouTube gig by Compare The Meerkat 

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