We get it: Eric Clapton is anti-vaccine.
However in case anybody forgot, the veteran singer and guitarist made headlines once again this weekend for funding a British band of anti-vaxxers, who equally whine about COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccines of their songs.
In a latest interview with Rolling Stone journal, the founding father of Jam for Freedom confirmed that the 76-year-old English rocker turned the musical act’s most distinguished benefactor upon discovering the band’s GoFundMe web page searching for cash for transportation, gasoline and authorized charges.
At first, drummer and singer Campel McLaughlin thought the $1,000 donation from Clapton was pretend — till he obtained a textual content message from the “Great Tonight” hitmaker himself encouraging him and his bandmates to proceed spreading misinformation about vaccines by way of their music.
The Clapton textual content “was one thing complimentary, alongside the traces of, ‘Hey, it’s Eric — nice work you’re doing,’” McLaughlin recalled.
After their preliminary correspondence, Clapton even let Jam for Freedom borrow his household’s white, six-person VW Transporter van to cruise round the UK preaching the anti-vaccine gospel.
And that’s not all: The guitar hero additionally provided the band further money to buy its personal new wheels and entertained the opportunity of a collaboration with the group, which identifies as “pro-medical selection” whereas spouting defiant lyrics similar to, “You possibly can stick your poison vaccine up your arse.”
Jam for Freedom’s web site now proudly lists Clapton and fellow science-denying rock legend Van Morrison amongst its supporters.
The newest growth in Clapton’s anti-vaccine campaign comes months after the Grammy winner declared he would not perform at any venues with vaccine necessities in place for attendees.
Regardless of his frequent grumblings, Clapton really is immunized in opposition to COVID-19 as of Might, when he claimed to have experienced “disastrous” side effects of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine.
To be clear, medical consultants suggest vaccination because the most secure and handiest methodology of safety in opposition to extreme sickness brought on by the coronavirus.
Over the summer season, Clapton joined forces with Morrison for a single known as “This Has Gotta Cease” — their second collaboration protesting “BS” vaccines and pandemic security laws.