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Comedian Bill Burr has hit back at Joe Rogan for his attitude towards face masks, after the podcast host said wearing them is 'for b****es'.
Rogan had invited Burr over for a chat as part of his popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience.
Inevitably, it didn't take long for conversation to turn to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 119,000 people in the United States, according to data from John Hopkins University.
The two came onto the topic of face masks, with Burr saying: "The whole f***ing time there's been f***ing a**holes on my street walking around no masks, not quarantining."
Bill Burr busting Joe Rogan's balls for not wearing a mask is my new favourite thing. pic.twitter.com/1llbHqPpxF
- Abbas (Physically Distanced) Momin (@AbbasMomin) June 13, 2020
This didn't seem to be a frustration shared by Rogan, who replied: "You want people to walk down the street with a mask on?"
Burr continued: "I don't want to start this bulls***. I'm not going to sit here with no medical degree, listening to you with no medical degree, with an American flag behind you, smoking a cigar, acting like we know what's up better than the CDC.
"All I do is I watch the news once every two weeks. I'm like 'Mask or no mask? Still mask? Alright, masks.'
"That's all I give a f*** about."
When Burr said he was confused how wearing masks had become seen as 'this soft thing that you're doing', Rogan chipped in to say he felt they were 'for b****es'.
"Why is it for b****es?" Burr hit back, joking: "Oh God, you're so tough, with your f***ing open nose and throat."
While measures vary in countries across the globe, many leaders have encouraged people to wear masks in certain environments to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced new guidance for Americans, saying they should cover their faces in public to curb the virus' spread.
The organisation's website says: "CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
"Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
"The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance."
President Donald Trump has gone against this advice, saying the use of face masks was 'voluntary' and that he would not be doing so.
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