Eric Clapton’s Daughter Ruth Clears The Air About Eric’s Controversial Vaccine Attitude

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The Yardbirds and Cream guitarist Eric Clapton‘s daughter Ruth Clapton shared a post on her official Twitter page, commenting on the recent backlash her father received after his controversial statements on the vaccine requirement to enter venues. According to Ruth, her father isn’t an anti-vaccine advocate but is against not giving people the freedom to choose.

As some of you might know, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made an announcement on July 19, stating that citizens have to prove that they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19 before entering nightclubs and venues. Although this decision pleased many people since it gave hope for the future of the entertainment industry, it wasn’t exactly the right thing to do according to Eric Clapton.

The three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shared his response to this announcement via the Telegram account of film producer and architect Robin Monotti. According to the statement, Eric Clapton will no longer be performing on any stage where the audience is discriminated against. The message was accompanied by a link to Clapton’s anti-lockdown song with Van Morrison, ‘Stand and Deliver’ which made things even more complicated for the musician.

The message on Telegram follows:

“Following the PM’s announcement on Monday July 19, 2021, I feel honor-bound to make an announcement of my own:

I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present. Unless there is a provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show.”

Due to the fact that Clapton sounded like an outspoken anti-vaccine activist after his announcement, he received major backlash from those who believe the vaccine is the answer to the pandemic. As a result, his daughter Ruth Clapton has been exposed to mean and rude comments as well, and finally, she decided to clear the air about the whole incident.

Recently, Ruth Clapton shared a post on her official Twitter page re-posting an article by BBC News in which Eric Clapton’s reasoning is explained properly. According to Ruth, people should read the article so that they can understand how her father’s purpose is to support free will. She went on the explain that Eric Clapton isn’t against the Covid-19 vaccine but against making the vaccine mandatory.

In her Twitter post, Ruth said:

“Anyone coming for my Dad on this one please respectfully read the statement. This is about people being free to make the choice and not being forced to do something they don’t want to do just so they can attend a gig. He’s not anti-vax, he’s an anti-no choice. Know the difference!”

In addition to this, Ruth Clapton revealed how overwhelmed she feels after all the hate and criticism she has been receiving over her father’s statement. Due to this, she decided to take some time off from Twitter so that she can avoid all the madness for a while.

Ruth Clapton also shared:

Taking some timeout from here until the madness calms down, today has been rough but I’ll be back, the force is strong in our family…”

You can see the Twitter posts below.