Iconic rocker Eric Clapton has rattled cages for daring to speak out against the authoritarianism that governments have embraced in the COVID era and continues to do so with his support of a band that expresses pro-freedom sentiment with its public shows and anti-lockdown lyrics.
The legendary musician whose career has spanned over six decades donated over $1,300 via a GoFundMe account for the U.K. band Jam for Freedom which, according to its website, is “spearheading the pro-freedom revolution happening globally as a response to restrictions on our basic human rights to work, travel and live,” and performs songs with lyrics like “You can stick your poison vaccine up your a**.”
Clapton, who has spoken out against vaccines – he suffered from a severe reaction after being jabbed – as well as the chilling coercive measures used to enforce compliance, donated 1,000 pounds or $1,360 in U.S. dollars to the band, an act of support that was initially thought to be a prank by members until “Slowhand” personally texted them.
Cambel McLaughlin, who is the founder of Jam for Freedom, was skeptical that the money was sent by Clapton, saying, “I’m, like, this could be fake,” leading to him to respond to the email account associated with the donation, and a text response from the guitar god himself; the two later chatted on the phone, according to Rolling Stone.
Clapton also offered the band the use of his own family’s van to tour in as a temporary replacement for their own vehicle which was out of commission due to an accident and gave them a “chunk of money” for a new van.
The legendary rocker, who this summer defied U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s vaccine passports by announcing that he would not perform at venues where vaccinations are required, also extended a middle finger to the totalitarian ruling class by releasing a new song, “This Has Gotta Stop.”
The details on Clapton’s donation were a part of Rolling Stone’s smear job against a man who, in a saner time, was venerated in its pages and is just another example of the sad demise of what was once a counterculture megaphone that featured powerful investigative journalism that sought to hold accountable the same establishment that it now serves.
In addition to trashing Clapton for his pro-choice, anti-lockdown stance, the publication also dredged up old allegations to portray him as – you guessed it – a racist.
In the piece entitled, “Eric Clapton Isn’t Just Spouting Vaccine Nonsense—He’s Bankrolling It,” Rolling Stone writes that at a 1976 concert, a “gob-smacked” Clapton who was “clearly inebriated” made “vile, racist comments from the stage” about immigration to the United Kingdom and that he said, “Get the wogs out . . . get the coons out.”
Rolling Stone stated that the “concert was neither filmed nor recorded” and that Clapton’s alleged “racist” remarks were confirmed by a fellow musician and that Clapton “never denied” making them.
The formerly esteemed magazine continues to embarrass itself as it recently did with the discredited claim that Oklahoma hospital emergency rooms were so overwhelmed by people who had been poisoned by the drug Ivermectin, which it described as a “horse dewormer,” that gunshot victims were unable to receive treatment, a story that was immediately debunked as fake news and one that drew harsh criticism.
Also piling onto Clapton was MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid who railed against him for using his celebrity to spread “vaccine disinformation” and committing the unforgivable sin of contributing to FOUR of fellow rock legend Van Morrison’s anti-lockdown songs in an unhinged rant against “white anti-vaxxers” by the “race lady.”
In this edition of "The Absolute Worst," @JoyAnnReid critiques rock and roll icon #EricClapton for making news today after donating a van and 1,000 pounds to British anti-vax group, "Jam for Freedom." #TheReidOut #reiders pic.twitter.com/TJbvjk158T
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) October 12, 2021
The COVID authoritarians have no problem with mobilizing their legions of celebs to spout their own vaccine disinformation but God forbid when someone like Clapton dares to go against the script.
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