Singer-songwriter Post Malone voiced his dismay about government facemask requirements and what the state of the economy will be when the nation emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.
The 25-year-old rapper appeared on “The Joe Rogan Experience” for nearly four hours on Wednesday and spoke extensively about the current pandemic.
“Honestly it’s terrifying,” Malone said in reference to what Covid-19 has done to civilization and the economy. He’s concerned that when the United States eventually lifts lockdown restrictions, the nation’s economy will be decimated.
“Everybody has to live their life,” he stated. “Everybody has to be able to survive and pay their bills, and eat.”
With the strict lockdown, concerning new government policies have emerged. “You can get a fine for not wearing a mask, and sometimes it’s up to six hundred f—ing bucks.” He exclaimed.
Malone is vehement that masks should be a personal responsibility, not a punishable offence. “You shouldn’t be forced to wear a mask — but you should. And that’s because I respect you as a fellow human,” he explained.
The singer is confounded that mask usage is being regulated. “It’s like me in school, having to f***ing tuck in your shirt, or else you get detention or whatever. It’s weird to be forced to wear something.”
He told Rogan that the strict policy and pricey mask fines in L.A. blow his mind. “$300 because maybe someone sees you eating and you don’t have a mask on, and then you’re stuck with a f***ing ticket.”
To Malone, mask usage isn’t about what the government requires, but respect for other people, “It’s all about the responsibility.”