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Eric Clapton Will Not Play Shows Where Proof of Vaccine Is Required

Eric Clapton Will Not Play Shows Where Proof of Vaccine Is Required

rugzilla_the_lazy

He don’t like, he don’t like, he don’t like… vaccines.


farva_06

Would you get a vaccine? If I saw you in heaven?


NSWthrowaway86

If you want to get down, get down in the ground.... no vaccines.


bardash1an

I hear this as vacc-sain


NaughtyDreadz

Worst part is that's a JJ Cale song


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HAd7162

"I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present" Bold fucking take from the jerkoff who told non-white people they should get out of his audience, then get out of Britain and not come back. ​ >Do we have any foreigners in the audience tonight? If so, please put up your hands… So where are you? Well wherever you all are, I think you should all just leave. Not just leave the hall, leave our country … I don’t want you here, in the room or in my country. Listen to me, man! I think we should send them all back. Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white … > >\-[Eric Clapton](https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/eric-clapton-racist-rant/)


KomradKlaus

Wait, is that bit in In The Flesh/The Wall directly referencing this incident? The Wall came out a couple years after this.


12yearvintage

If so, respect to pink floyd for calling it out


packofflies

Well Roger Waters is one gem of a man. Even though he acted like a dick with his band members in the past, all his work today has more than redeemed him. He's one of the few genuine ones.


aPhlamingPhoenix

I think Pink Floyd's catalogue pretty much tells you this, though. Go listen to Dogs. It's a scathing indictment of capitalism and the kind of people it encourages. Or anything from The Final Cut, which is a lament of a society England could have had were it not for Thatcherism. Both were heavily written by Waters.


packofflies

True. I left out, one of the greatest songwriters and arguably underrated too. Not many count him outside the Pink Floyd/prog rock niche fans. And Floyd was so much more than "prog rock".


Rumetheus

I would not be surprised if this was the case. Roger Waters was pretty spot on criticizing bullshit behavior in the music industry.


jamez5800

I doubt it - Waters used Clapton for the guitar on his first album after he left Pink Floyd: Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking.


Rumetheus

Well I guess Clapton was a con of hitchhiking.


C0UNT3RP01NT

I mean at the end of the day Waters likes money from the music industry, so he can’t be to choosy. Also he needed a guitarist that wouldn’t look like he downgraded after he left Gilmore. Eric Clapton may be a racist but he can play the guitar. I’m not defending their behavior here either, but what Waters said when he had one of the greatest bands ever around him to help him make money; versus when he left that band and now needed to figure out how to keep himself relevant. If he just grabbed a regular session guitarist, he would look like a has been. Especially since Pink Floyd was still touring with everyone else from the band, and Waters as a touring member was very replaceable. Don’t get me wrong, the band suffered without Waters when it came to *making* music. But that was because of his strength as a lyricist, and to some extent his bass skills. But he wasn’t a virtuoso bassist or singer, and finding a bassist to play his parts isn’t hard. Gilmour on the other hand is a guitarist that defined the instrument for millions. He’s absolutely irreplaceable in a live context, he invented and mastered his style. The fat fingers, the use of effects, the ear, the understanding of the songs he helped to make. So even if you get a close imitator, he’s still not Gilmour. It’s like Queen with Freddie Mercury and Queen without Freddie Mercury. Rock and Pop lyricists can’t improvise live, or at least they can’t improvise in a way that blows people away. Musicians can, and the greatest of them often shine when they do. Roger Waters was such an arrogant cunt that he thought that Pink Floyd was nothing without his lyrics (specifically that Gilmour’s guitar playing wasn’t as important). Maybe it’s because he saw how replaceable Syd Barrett was, and he was so used to being around the best and greatest that he took the rest of the band for granted. But it took all four of them to make that music. Waters told the story and set the groove, Wright and Mason created the atmosphere, and Gilmour brought the force. Of course Waters needed Eric Clapton to play for him, and Eric Clapton collaborates with everyone who’s anyone. I think Waters would’ve done better if he had recruited Robert Fripp instead. Fripp is the other great psychedelic progressive guitarist, and I think it would’ve fit more with Waters style.


damnedspot

Time for a Roger Waters AMA.


Guydiamon

Rog why do you hate Gilmi


tungvu256

wow. i had no idea. how on earth can the music industry still kisses his butt after that?


BrickGun

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Daddict

A 16 year old girl overdosed in Don Henley's house and he wrote a song crying about how mean everyone was being to him over it. This era of musicians are fully licensed shitheads.


supernintendo128

And also Jimmy Page had sex with young teenagers. Yikes.


Cultural_Necessary89

This shit still goes on now. Look at Tekashi69 and XXXTentacion. Look at Chris Brown. Shit Machine Gun Kelly has a video out there talking about how fucking underage girls is no big deal.


Holy_Sungaal

That’s why Eminem said “I known who the fuck you R. Kelly” in his dis song. Fucking pedo commenting on his daughter when she was still a teen.


TrixicAcePolyamEnby

>fully licensed ~~shitheads~~ rapists FTFY


MrVeazey

Ted Nugent legally adopted a girl for the same reason. And he shit his pants on purpose to get disqualified from the draft.


semi_colon

> And he shit his pants on purpose to get disqualified from the draft. I would not hold that against anyone


MrVeazey

I only hold it against him because he's full of false machismo, pretends to be a big, tough, masculine man who doesn't afraid of anything, and has implied threats to kill politicians he disagrees with, but the truth is he's a pathetic coward who hides behind his guns just like every other big-mouthed Republican jackass. If he was a conscientious objector or something, I'd be A-OK with it. But he's just human slime.


Slacker_The_Dog

He literally gets up on stage and talks about how good a soldier he would have been if he had the chance. Lmao what a fucking puss.


FarkleFingers

I could be wrong but I thought he became her legal guardian. Either way he’s fucking gross


sanguinesolitude

Holy shit. Wow. Fuck Eric Clapton.


ThitherVillain

Is this shit real??? Jesus Christ


CleverName4269

I had no idea he was like this. Fuck this guy. What a cowardly piece of shit.


MillionPtsofLight

Wow. TIL Eric Clapton is a giant piece of shit.


itsfuckingpizzatime

Holy shit.. ok fuck Eric Clapton then..


Wow-n-Flutter

“Britain must stop itself from becoming a “black colony,” and said “England is for white people, man.” “I don’t want you here, in the room or in my country,” Clapton declared. “Listen to me, man! I think we should vote for Enoch Powell. Enoch’s our man. I think Enoch’s right, I think we should send them all back. Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white. I used to be into dope, now I’m into racism. It’s much heavier, man. Fucking wogs, man. Fucking Saudis taking over London. Bastard wogs. Britain is becoming overcrowded and Enoch will stop it and send them all back. The black wogs and coons and Arabs and fucking Jamaicans and fucking… don’t belong here, we don’t want them here. This is England, this is a white country, we don’t want any black wogs and coons living here. We need to make clear to them they are not welcome. England is for white people, man. We are a white country. I don’t want fucking wogs living next to me with their standards. This is Great Britain, a white country. What is happening to us, for fuck’s sake?” -Eric Clapton, live on stage, 1976


WhiteTshirtDad

Fuck, he should probably get back into dope.


TheWingus

Jesus, Hendrix really did a number on him that night he cut him, huh


beastof_

and he claims that hendrix was his friend. from his autobiography Clapton doesn’t seem like a particularly nice person. why would he? he is good at playing guitar


SeaGroomer

So was George Harrison but he still stole his wife.


wizardofweird

The sad thing is that George considered Eric a friend, had him play on some of his stuff, helped him get off heroin, toured with him. But it really looks like a one way friendship in retrospect


PuggyPaddie

To be a fly on the wall when Hendrix upstaged him…


Danviers

What is the deal here??


Notmanynamesleftnow

https://www.historyvshollywood.com/video/jimi-hendrix-upstages-eric-clapton/


AgentPapier

Thank you for this!


nnnmjk

Thanks for sharing. 👍🏼


TheWingus

"Head Cutting" is an old blues term where two musicians would kind of face off against each other. As the story goes, in 196- Clapton was God. People would actually graffiti the words, "Clapton Is God" and he was widely regarded as one of if not the best guitarist in rock n roll at the time. An unknown Jimi Hendrix came to England on the advise of his then manager. His manager pulled a few strings, called in a few favors from some friends and actually got Jimi a spot to step on stage with Cream and jam for a minute. Jimi stepped on stage and completely ripped the place apart with a version of "Killing Floor Blues" played at a pace and virtuosity that had never been heard or seen before. Coincidentally Killing Floor was actually a song Clapton had always wanted to play but didn't think they did it well enough and here comes this nobody that his friend suggested he put up for a 5 minute jam and not only upstaged him but practically tore the place down. Eric put his hands down and walked off stage during the jam and it was said he was found backstage literally shaking smoking a cigarette and said, "You never said he was **THAT** good". They were "*friends*" up until Jimi's untimely (or perfectly timed) death. Apparently Eric didn't think that highly of Jimi's race....


Actuallawyerguy2

You forgot the best part of the story. People walked out of that show saying and otherwise graffiti-ing "Jimi killed God"


dirkdigdig

He makes me embarrassed to be a drunk train wreck.


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ShaeTheFunny_Whore

Derogatory term for black people stemmed from [golliwog](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golliwog)


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karamatsu86

Mr. Popo?


thegreatJLP

Yes Kami?


Scyhaz

Pecking order.


OculusArcana

I'll tell you where you're not: safe.


ruger204

All these squares make a circle..


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GiantsNut57

I’m not even sure how he got it


TheLubedPotato

Kami! I need you to tell me, that I can leave the lookout if I want to


Atsuma100

Kami, I need you to tell me, that I can leave the lookout if I want to


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unkytone

Same. Filthy greasy wog or dagoe was the standard for me in the 70s and 80s


Not_invented-Here

UK racists tends to use wop for Italians from what i remember when I was a kid.


PrAyTeLLa

Wog refers to Greeks and the like in Australia.


sleepytoday

In the UK, “wog” is a racial slur for black people and “wop” is a racial slur for mediterranean people. You don’t hear either much any ore (thankfully).


KornFan86

Found this out the hard way in UK when talking about the hit Aussie comedies Wogs out of Work and The Wog Boy et al. Bad bad bad misunderstanding.


Gromitt42

Fuck I'm aussie and I never knew the international version. Greeks and Italians have owned the term in Australia. I assume those movies bombed in the UK. Or had some very confused black people go to see them.


Bardic_Inspiration66

“Wop” used to be a slur for Italians in America back in the day


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redditor_since_2005

The old phrase was 'wogs start at Calais'.


DVSjohnny

In Australia wogs drive Calais


CaughtInTheWry

Maybe we need to explain this to the international audience. The Calais was top-of-the-line Holden car. So driving a Calais meant you had money.


Dolf260z

Or a generation before the VL it was a Valiant, aka the marrackville Mercedes


Nipple_Dick

When I was young I asked someone when I heard it (on tv), and was told it meant Indian people.


buttsausages

In Australia, they're Greeks or Italians


SumerianSunset

My family are Arabic, and I grew up next to an awful racist neighbour in the UK who always called us wogs. None of us are black. It's just a term thrown out by racists in the UK that means basically *any* foreigner. Even if you're Arabic or South Asian you used to get called 'black' just a few decades ago.


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grandplans

This is in no way defending him or his ideas, but he WAS super into dope when he said this. In fact, he blames the dope. In my experience with drugs and alcohol, which is admittedly FAR less than Mr. Clapton's, you don't become LESS honest while under the influence.


deckard1980

He really took it hard when Hendrix showed him up didn't he?


doyouevencompile

Oh man, I didn't know he was a racist fucktard. Internet is great, one famous person says dumb shit and a lot more of his dumb shit is revealed.


Jaugust95

I guess but how many Clapton love posts have I seen over the years and yet somehow this is the first I've ever heard of THIS atrocity?


scared_of_my_alarm

I’m all for letting people address and apologize for past mistakes. I believe people have the ability to change learn and grown. But, ummmm, wow. This wasn’t a one or two word slip. Yikes. He really had a whole lot of not nice things to say there. And I like Claptons music. Felt terrible back when his child died. But this is the first I’ve ever heard this racist hateful stream of consciousness , drug fueled or not, not a great look there bud.


braxistExtremist

Yeah I agree. And he's not really remorseful about it. This is on Wikipedia in reference to his earlier on-stage rant: >In his 2007 autobiography, Clapton claimed to be "oblivious to it all". In a December 2007 interview with Melvyn Bragg on The South Bank Show, Clapton said he was not a racist but still believed Powell's comments were relevant. You can spin on however you like Eric, but you're still a racist fuck. Oh and he recently collaborated on an anti-mask / anti-common sense single with fellow fuck-head Van Morrison: >In November 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Clapton and Van Morrison collaborated on an anti-mask, anti-lockdown single title "Stand and Deliver", the profits from which are donated to Morrison's "Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund". Morrison's stance has been described by Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann as "a smear on all those involved in the public health response" and giving "great comfort to the conspiracy theorists – the tin foil hat brigade who crusade against masks and vaccines and think this is all a huge global plot to remove freedoms". While it could be argued they were doing it to raise money for those in financial trouble, this kind of shit just encourages misinformation and dangerous conspiracy theories, and politicizes a serious health issue. So Clapton can still fuck off. And he can take fellow idiot Van Morrison with him!


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Doser91

I have a Van Morrison vinyl and I feel like I should throw it away now. I'm mind blown.


OculusArcana

I just read the Snopes article on this, and it sounds like he's been directly offered the opportunity to apologize on numerous occasions since it happened, and he's never followed up. Definitely an awful person, I only wish I had learned this sooner.


Garfield-1-23-23

It makes me happy to think that he *really* must not have liked watching Hendrix outplay him.


TummyDrums

By all accounts here was furious the first time he saw Hendrix play. I remember the quote "You didn't tell me he was that fucking good." or something like that.


Dukmiester

He didn't just dip his toes in racism, he dove in head first and forgot to come back up.


kanated

It's mentioned in every Eric Clapton post. People just ignore it or excuse it with "he was doing drugs", which is some bullshit. It takes a title that makes people come into the comments section already predisposed to thinking "Clapton is a moron" for this to be given attention.


NoTomato_

If more people would do drugs, they’d understand that drugs don’t make you the racist asshole, they just amplify it.


Gimme_The_Loot

He also said I stopped doing drugs and picked racism instead 😂


NaughtyDreadz

I e done a ton of drugs... I've never believed that


hiding_in_de

I didn't either. Such a fucking shame.


sloth_graccus

I had no idea either, I grew up listening to him in my parents house. He was always doing covers of black musicians. I couldn't believe it when I heard this, I even had to look it up on snopes, but it's all true. What a piece of shit


VerdeGeleGloire

Pretty typical - they love the product and labor of Black ppl but despise Black ppl themselves. Disgusting but glad that social media is able to reveal the man for who he is. I enjoyed his music growing up and had no clue of his ideologies until recently. Sucks.


Pisodeuorrior

Are you joking? Did he actually say all that? Edit: fuck I looked it up, I didn't know he was a far right racist cunt. However, don't fret, he says he had a black friend so he's not racist apparently. "Clapton also recounted having once dated a Black woman, having Black friends and said that he "championed Black music."


blargfargr

"remember guys, we hate the people, not their music"


BigMax

> said that he "championed Black music." "Black music is great! As long as it's played by a white person." -Eric Clapton Probably


Whiffenius

Holy crap! I went to his "blues night" at the Royal Albert Hall back in 1991. He had Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and Greg Phillinganes on-stage with him. All fantastic black musicians Did they know he was this much of a racist douchebag then? Would they have played with him if they had known? Makes me nauseous I


lovefirststool

I’m pretty sure those guys had run into and worked with racist people their entire careers. Their collective careers were despite them.


errantprofusion

Of course they would have. Those guys all came from a time when it was commonplace to encounter openly racist white people; the music business was no different. It's not like you could be a Black musician, refuse to work with racist white people, and still have a career. Arguably, you still can't.


Cranyx

White people getting rich off the business model of "black music, but by a white guy" is one of the oldest traditions in American/British music.


trinerr

Don’t ‘fret’ - excellent pun


egap420

In The White Room has a whole new meaning now.


One_Wheel_Drive

Is that why his band was named Cream?


TPDS_throwaway

"I used to be into dope, now I’m into racism." At least it's a cheaper hobby /s


Tepelicious

I don't know, if you freebase some serious racism in some parts it could cost you your life, or a very expensive hospital trip.


Imtypingthisnow

Yeah fuck Eric Clapton. What a penis head.


BeverlyDangus

“So anyway, here’s Crossroads!” What a fucking piece of shit, even more so considering he made his name playing electrified Blues.


kdy420

Is that a copy pasta or a real quote? Had no idea Clapton was an idiot


laptopaccount

It's real. No recording exists, and there are multiple accounts of what was said, but him calling for non-whites to leave and be removed from the country was definitely part of his rant. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/eric-clapton-racist-rant/


OohLaLaaaaaa

Notably he’s also never denied it when asked about it in interviews and he’s never apologised Edit: seems like people have differing opinions about what counts as an actual apology


Ashamed-Engine7988

He has. In 2018. But a half-baked apology, as expected. He called himself a semiracist and used the black friends card.


MJ_is_a_mess

What about the “I stole my musical style from black people but have no respect for the innovators ” card? Did he remember to play that one?


Ashamed-Engine7988

Yes, but with a twist. He upgraded it. What a swell guy!


CertifiedWarlock

The guy who did a shitty cover of Bob Marley’s *I Shot the Sheriff* hates Jamaicans? I never really liked the guy, but damn dude, way to rip off black musicians and make an entire career of it and be a total racist shitbag.


woodtimer

He was SUPER jealous of Hendrix.


Vagrant_Antelope

Quite famously when Hendrix was in London, McCartney went to one of his concerts where Hendrix was smashing the whammy bar, which made his guitar go out of tune very quickly. Afterwards, when it was quite apparent his guitar was out of tune, Hendrix scoped out Clapton in the audience and asked him if he could come up and tune his guitar. Clapton unsurprisingly refused. I like to imagine that this Hendrix messing with Clapton, and knowing how he would feel about being asked to tune a black mans guitar. I have no way of verifying this, but based off of Claptons attitude at the time, it might not be such a huge stretch.


kitkat9000take5

He had reason to be. Hendrix still overshadows him even with dying young. Fuck, but I hate learning awful things about people I like. I've always loved Cream and some of his solo stuff. Oh, well.


decapitant

I saw him on tour with Derek Trucks long ago and my major takeaway from the concert was that Trucks is about 50 times the guitarist Clapton has ever been. He's constantly overshadowed by the people in his orbit because he's...kinda overrated


JohnPeteyMcMule

That’s because within 24 hours of arriving in England, as a relatively unknown musician (Hendrix) had been booked by his manager (Chaz Chandeler from The Animals) to play at the bag o nails club (I think?). Chaz had some pull back in the day as he was the bassist for the animals previously so he got the feelers out and got the cool cats down to see this new dude I think billed as Jimmy James at the time? Anyway story goes Jimi just got up and absolutely shredded it on stage playing shit 2-3 times faster than Clapton and obviously much more mesmerising and captivating than him also. This must be where the hatred for Hendrix starts, he obviously knew within 2 minutes of seeing Jimi that he was never going to have that shit, you can buy or learn that shit it’s the 1 in a billion shit really.


uglyugly1

After Hendrix cleaned his clock, Clapton went backstage and yelled "you never fucking told me he was that fucking good!' Seriously though, Clapton is a great guitarist. Hendrix was a *virtuoso*.


Popcorn_Tastes_Good

>After Hendrix cleaned his clock, Clapton went backstage and yelled "you never fucking told me he was that fucking good!' Contrast that with Cream's bassist Jack Bruce, who had a completely different reaction to seeing Hendrix play at a later performance; Rather than erupting into a jealous rage like Clapton did, Jack Bruce instead got so inspired after Hendrix's gig that he went home and wrote the riff to Sunshine of Your Love, his band's most enduring song and one of the most iconic riffs ever written. Just goes to show there's a healthy way and an unhealthy way to channel your emotions.


Sorry_Pie_7402

^ this! Marley wrote and sang it in 1973, Clapton covered it in 1974 but has a racist tirade on stage in 1976 AFTER making a ton of money on the music of a Jamaican man. That is just serious racist colonialist nerve


CornCheeseMafia

Clapton was one of the original “black music for white people scared of black people”


TricksterPriestJace

All these Jamaicans stealing jobs of playing Jamaican music from local white artists.


royaltrux

And like, Blues and shit. Famously rage quit when he first saw Hendrix on stage.


a_peanut

What a fuckin baby.


jessquit

Clapton is an overrated douchebag who plays blues like he's got a stick up his butt.


chewseventysix

His whole career was ripped straight from black music 12 bar blues I'll add he's a thieving cunt


guitarokx

Welp I guess I can only justify pirating these records now... and to think I almost starting collecting his vinyl catalog... Who am I kidding, I won't even be bothered to pirate, this statement just ruined his music for me.


MJ_is_a_mess

Not gonna lie I definitely vibed on his shit when I was younger but I’ve been hearing mostly horrible shit about him my entire adult life and when I found out this one a few years it killed all enjoyment of his music for me. Even tainted cream and yardbirds damnit. Edit: What in the fuck auto correct!? why did you change vibed to boned? I HAVE MOST DEFINITELY NOT BONED TO CLAPTON


groovy604

Holy fucking shit how does he still have a career


Kondrias

The 1976 part is probably a big influencer on that part.


breecher

From his Wikipedia article: >In a December **2007** interview with Melvyn Bragg on The South Bank Show, Clapton said he was not a racist but still believed [Enoch] Powell's comments were relevant.


ideamotor

Oh no, shit. Really? That’s surprising. The rumor is that his 1976 comments inspired “Pink” in The Wall by Pink Floyd. You know, the story about a musician that turns into a fucking ethno-nationalist fascist right on the stage. Also the birth of Rock Against Racism.


_burnsy

Fuckin hell... I had no idea he was such a racist cunt. Fuck that prick. Not listening to his stuff anymore


hopelesscaribou

The Ted Nugent of Britain.


Yes_Indeed

If I recall correctly, Clapton is also an advocate of hunting foxes for sport. British Nugent indeed.


Primetheus92

I mean, he's already a racist and sexist pig, why not add total moron to the mix?


AsimovIfYouPlease

Tell me you're old and irrelevant without telling me you're old and irrelevant.


og_woodshop

He’ll only play with cocaine verification.


thisisstupidplz

Tell me you're an irresponsible person without letting a 4 year old fall out of a window.


SakuOtaku

Ironically that was one of the crappy things in his life that wasn't his fault. His ex had custody of his son and he wasn’t there when it happened. However he did hook a 18 y/o on hard drugs when he was like 26, she ended up ODing, and he mused she didn't have an outlet like he did with music to help her. Also he harassed/obsessed over his first wife when she was still married via the album Layla, then when they got together he not only began cheating on her immediately but he called her Nelly instead of her actual name (Patty) because he felt her (actual) name made him think of when she was married to his friend (George Harrison). Source: his memoir I had to read in high school


SolquidDiarrhea

Don't forget all of the times he raped and beat his wife.


poopdrops

The difference between a toddler and a bag of cocaine is eric Clapton would never let a bag of cocaine fall out the window


Brittainthecommie2

"Not just leave the hall, leave our country... I don't want you here, in the room or in my country," he said in part. "The Black w—s and c—s and Arabs and f—ing Jamaicans don't belong here, we don't want them here," Clapton added on stage then, using blatant racist slurs. "This is England, this is a white country, we don't want any Black w—s and c—s living here. We need to make clear to them they are not welcome." -Eric 'I'm against discrimination' Clapton


Rumple-skank-skin

I didn't know he was such a bell end


Quacks-Dashing

Dude even endorsed Enoch Powell, and this current anti vax stuff shows all these decades later he still is a bell end.


ragamuffingunner

One of the biggest and it's a high bar


Nik_Tesla

He did "apologize" years later. > “I was so ashamed of who I was, a kind of semi-racist, which didn’t make sense. Half of my friends were black, I dated a black woman and I championed black music.”— Thus goes Eric Clapton’s apology. Yo Eric, what you said was well beyond "semi-racist."


Nico_La_440

Also the typical “I’m not racist because I have black friends and fuck black women” is utterly disgusting. This is just the justification of a total racist, who happens to be anti-vax nowadays. Same ignorance at the root of his stupidity.


Okayest_human

Don't forget that he plays black people music. He's one of them!


ideamotor

FFS he should step the fuck off after that shit. I mean the guy was what 31 years old when he said that. Fucked up.


infidel11990

A non apology.


UpDoor

Damn. I'm a very casual fan of his music and I already knew he had something of a cunt-y past with the racism and the general way he treated Patti Boyd, but I was hoping that was all just fueled by his addictions. And he wasn't actually just a fuckhead, sober or not.


TetterkeT

TIL Eric Clapton is a fucking asshole.


qwertynerty

He is known for some pretty rightwing/racist views https://stillwerise.uk/2020/11/28/eric-claptons-racist-rant/


Sorry_Pie_7402

I had no idea, not that I’m an avid fan. Just shocked he can sell shows after something like that


majortom106

I think it was handwaved as the ramblings of an alcoholic.


tinco

Alcohol doesn't put new beliefs in your head. Drunk dialing your ex, that's what alcohol does, it reduces your judgement of things you feel but know are wrong or can't be and you shouldn't do. Maybe some light vandalism, picking fights with people/things that annoy you but you'd normally leave be. He's annoyed with multiculturalism, and his alcohol is letting it out.


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gpkgpk

This just blew my mind! Kudos to Roger Waters for calling out these pricks for \~50 years.


StartledP

Bowie went on to fight hard for black musicians: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XZGiVzIr8Qg


megapuffranger

Wait Bowie has gone back and owned up to that. He said he was high on cocaine literally all the time (which is a known fact) and someone (I forget who) presented fascism to him in a very glamorous way. He said after he researched it more he was appalled by what he said and that he made himself look like fool. Look at all the work Bowie has done for PoC in the industry, dude wasn’t a racist or a fascist, just a drug addicted moron. He has even stated that Thin White Duke was one of his biggest regrets.


americasweetheart

No, not Bowie 😭😭😭😭


IdioticTendency

Don’t go to a Clapton show. Got it. Not that I would. I mean, he’s one of the great guitar players but I can’t stand the man himself, so I wouldn’t want to stand there and give him my attention for 2 hours


Prezskroob2

Sunshine of your love?--Jack bruce wrote the riff. White room?--jack bruce wrote it. Crossroads? Clapton copied main riff from harmonica player in previous band. LAYLA?! Duane Allman wrote that riff. Cocaine--JJ Cale song and riff. The mechanical, uninventive, and soulless guitar solos?--only thing clapton did.


Murkypickles

I have a vaccination record that I've used my whole life for school and international travel. These right-wing redneck morons throwing a stink over a vaccine that can end a pandemic should be ostracized and shunned.


seanxjohnson

Same group that thinks vaccination cards are a violation of their rights are pounding for voter ID. So wild to watch people draw a line in the sand and then do the splits over it.


Brittainthecommie2

Vaccination records. Employment records. Education records. Credit records. We are a Society that relies on records to function.


junkyard_robot

GF was in the peace corps. She has an actual vaccine passport. That was 15 years ago.


gimmethecarrots

Dude in some countries thats just a normal document everyone has. We have it in Germany. You get born, you get your docs, you get a little sticker everytime you get a vaccination and you keep up with it cause you wanna go to school/work and dont get wrecked my the flu or whatever shit.


AdministrativeLuck

Slowhand is a cunt. Got it.


BowieKingOfVampires

He and Van Morrison [both](https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/eric-clapton-van-morrison-anti-lockdown-song-stand-and-deliver-1106174/)


baeb66

Clapton can now go on the Insufferable Right-Wing Douche Tour with Morrissey.


SimpoKaiba

I thought he was dead. I'm gonna go back to thinking that


JoshSidekick

Many years ago, say about 30, when I was in 8th grade we had a lip synch contest during our Halloween dance. First and second place won some gift certificate or something, third and below got nothing. The 1st place winner was basically Regina and the Plastics dressed up as Egyptian Pharaohs with a choreographed dance to Walk Like an Egyptian and deservedly so. My friend and I were dressed like Bill and Ted and rocked out a performance to God Gave Rock and Roll to You by KISS. We got third place. Second place was a kid. This fucking kid. All he wore was a pair of sunglasses. No real costume, just regular clothes and these sunglasses. He proceeds to sit on a stool and lip sync Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven". Throughout the song, he keeps looking up to the ceiling. His dad died like a month prior and he was using this to win a god damn $20 gift certificate to Strawberries. Fuck him, and fuck Eric Clapton.


Billyonbass78

What do Eric Clapton and my coffee have in common? They both suck without Cream!


Raptor851

I prefer coffee black personally. From reading the wikipedia page on Eric Clapton he probably wouldn't though, it sounds like he doesn't like anything black.