The following article, Music Legend Eric Clapton Says Famous Pals have Abandoned Him Over His Vaccine Skepticism, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Rock music legend Eric Clapton is being canceled by his famous musician friends because he has been a critic of lockdowns and the coronavirus vaccine.
Clapton recently spoke out against the vaccine saying that for some people it has disastrous side effects. But because of his skepticism, his buddies are shunning him.
“I’ve tried to reach out to fellow musicians,” Clapton said. “I just don’t hear from them anymore. My phone doesn’t ring very often. I don’t get that many texts and emails any more. It’s quite noticeable.”
Clapton made his comments on a video entitled, “Eric Clapton, Exclusive and Uncensored.” He spoke of being shunned about 24 minutes into the video:
“I was ostracized. And I could feel that everywhere,” the Slow Hand rocker said.
Clapton continued, saying he “did get some flack from the people I least wanted to get flack from,” but on the positive side he welcomed the prospect of “becoming a nuisance for [political leaders]. I’d love to be an annoyance to some of them that sit ’round that table; that would give me tremendous satisfaction.”
He also blasted the pro-lockdown, pro-vaccine believers for their “propaganda” and “making it so that you’re responsible for other people’s lives.” But if you don’t do everything you’re told to do, Clapton said, “I could be labeled a murderer, and people would really believe that.”
Clapton also noted that he did get the vaccine.
“I took the first jab of AZ and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days,” he told Rolling Stone. “I recovered eventually and was told it would be twelve weeks before the second one.”
Clapton was also part of anti-lockdown song “Stand and Deliver” created by fellow famed rocker Van Morrison.
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