Brian May Slams Eric Clapton For Being An Anti-Vaxxer
Brian May revealed his thoughts on Eric Clapton’s anti-vaccination attitude during an interview on The Independent.
According to an announcement made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, citizens have to have proof of vaccination to attend concerts and enter nightclubs and venues. This measure is supported by many, yet some people are still opposed to getting vaccinated. It appears that Eric Clapton is also one of them.
As it is known, Eric Clapton has been receiving adverse reactions over his decision not to perform in any venue that requires proof of vaccination. According to Eric Clapton, this requirement discriminates the audience, and he has the right to choose where and if he wants to perform.
Eric Clapton’s statements gave a headache to his family as well. His daughter Ruth recently showed signs of exhaustion on Twitter following the backlash she experienced as his relative. She then claimed her father’s decision is about giving the people the freedom to chose what is right for them.
In an interview with The Independent, Brian May also commented on Eric Clapton’s stance against vaccination. Brian May said that he considers Eric Clapton his hero, and he respects him despite their disagreements over certain subjects.
May then talked about the anti-vax people and stressed that the vaccination is effective against the global pandemic that has brought the whole world to its knees. May claimed he sees anti-vax people as fruitcakes and looked down on conspiracy theories about being vaccinated.
“I love Eric Clapton, he’s my hero, but he has very different views from me in many ways. He’s a person who thinks it’s OK to shoot animals for fun, so we have our disagreements, but I would never stop respecting the man. Anti-vax people, I’m sorry, I think they’re fruitcakes.
There’s plenty of evidence to show that vaccination helps. On the whole, they’ve been very safe. There’s always going to be some side effect in any drug you take, but to go around saying vaccines are a plot to kill you, I’m sorry, that goes in the fruitcake jar for me.”
Among the others who reacted to Eric Clapton’s decision was David Crosby. He also commented on what Eric Clapton intended to do and stated it is a dumb decision. Although Ruth Clapton claims her father is not anti-vax but an anti-no choice, it appears the audience thinks otherwise.