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Eric Clapton Says He Won't Perform In Places Where Vaccines Are Required, Receives Reaction
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Eric Clapton Says He Won't Perform In Places Where Vaccines Are Required, Receives Reaction


Eric Clapton, the veteran rocker, declared on Wednesday that he would not perform anywhere that required proof of vaccination, defying British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's order prohibiting large indoor gatherings.

The United Kingdom, where the delta variant of COVID-19 is threatening pandemic recovery, relaxed coronavirus restrictions this week, but Johnson said nightclubs and concert venues must require proof of immunization.

“Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021, I feel honor-bound to make my own,” the “Tears in Heaven” singer wrote on the Telegram messaging app. “I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present. Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show.”

Clapton plans a fall tour of the United States, including stops in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.

The 76-year-old guitarist has previously railed against lockdowns and vaccines, and he did receive the AstraZeneca doses, but he said the side effects were "disastrous."

Many fans on Twitter chastised “Slowhand” for his vaccine stance, and many reminded him of previous racist and xenophobic remarks.

Interestingly, I will not attend any shows where Eric Clapton is required. https://t.co/k1O1J3drfV — Liz Buckley (@liz_buckley) July 21, 2021

Remember who Eric Clapton is when you see his name trending: https://t.co/PmzmvUXgB4 — Jill B. #WearAMask #vaxxed #EndTheFilibuster (@jillbelasco) July 21, 2021

Yes, I'm concerned about the Delta variant, and rightly so, but to be honest, I'm mostly interested in getting vaccinated because it will significantly reduce my risk of being exposed to an Eric Clapton concert. https://t.co/oC1psH9vyA — Hunter Felt (@HunterFelt) July 21, 2021

Eric Clapton has been an insufferable fuckwit for decades, and he's now just a boring old asshole who thinks his masturbatory grandstanding is important, which it isn't. https://t.co/KQYWMalkzL — The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) July 21, 2021

I am a firm believer in "love the art but despise the artist," but Eric Clapton is putting that theory to the test. — Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 22, 2021

Eric Clapton: “I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience.”Also, Eric Clapton: pic.twitter.com/LgPjGTe8Fs — Tony Rossi (@toeknee_rawsee) July 21, 2021

It's as if Eric Clapton became enraged that people had forgotten about his racist past and exclaimed, "Wait, did you know there are other things that make me an asshole?" — shauna (@goldengateblond) July 21, 2021

I'm sure Eric Clapton and all the Republicans claiming it's their right not to prove they've been vaccinated in a pandemic—because of "liberty"—won't mind people serving their food in restaurants deciding not to wash their hands after using the restroom—because of "liberty." https://t.co/JaLNLr942V — Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) July 21, 2021

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