Right Said Fred got their Covid maths wrong and the mockery was non-stop – 17 chart-topping takedowns
Deeply Dippy about the way you count. pic.twitter.com/dGTK6amjox
— Super Tanskiii (@supertanskiii) September 2, 2021
So if you're 47 percent too sexy for your shirt, does that mean you are or you aren't? https://t.co/o4MIHTWsKH
— Hugo Rifkind (@hugorifkind) September 2, 2021
My brain hurts from exposure to this higher level math https://t.co/va3xhENRec
— Wojtek Kopczuk (@wwwojtekk) September 2, 2021
The thing about that Right Said Fred tweet is that we’re constantly told we can’t call people stupid, even when the evidence is so, so, so compelling.
— Prof Paul Bernal (@PaulbernalUK) September 2, 2021
Tell me you don’t understand math without telling me you don’t understand math https://t.co/1OXVFfkSlB
— Valter Skarsgård (@ValterSkarsgard) September 2, 2021
Holy fuck this might be the most stupid thing I've seen on this site, and that's saying something. https://t.co/ty6wyP947K
— Grundy (@GrundyOxford) September 2, 2021
Jesus, you can’t even understand simple statistics🤦♂️
Project Fear is alive and well.
— NewsMuse (@NewsMuse1) September 2, 2021
Can someone explain maths to Right Said Fred? Wow, what a sentence to say in 2021. https://t.co/MyKnewroiK
— Kenny McIntosh 🏳️🌈 (@KennyMcITR) September 2, 2021
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) September 2, 2021
In three words.
Wrong Said Fred 🙄 https://t.co/Ps3YLAWt9r
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) September 2, 2021
The band later said the original tweet was a joke.
— Right Said Fred (@TheFreds) September 2, 2021
Not everyone appeared to be buying it, though.
Can you explain the joke? I may be stupid but I don't get it.
— Otto English (@Otto_English) September 2, 2021
"Omg I was JOKING omg you've made yourselves look REALLY STUPID here I was JOKING hahahaha honestly am LAUGHING right now" pic.twitter.com/0dXc0D66Sl
— Sooz Kempner (@SoozUK) September 2, 2021
Good grief. https://t.co/aTIjaji4fB
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) September 2, 2021