The musician and outspoken vaccine skeptic issued an announcement that was extremely important of U.Ok. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that vaccine passes can be required to enter nightclubs and different dwell efficiency venues in mild of accelerating coronavirus circumstances.
The “Fantastic Tonight” singer issued an announcement on the Telegram account of movie producer and architect Robin Monotti, a recognized COVID-19 vaccination skeptic as nicely. In it, he issued a direct response to Johnson’s announcement and referred to as the state of affairs for individuals who don’t want to get the vaccine discriminatory.
“Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the nineteenth of July 2021 I really feel honor-bound to make an announcement of my very own,” Clapton stated. “I want to say that I can’t carry out on any stage the place there’s a discriminated viewers current. Until there’s provision made for all folks to attend, I reserve the proper to cancel the present.”
The message was accompanied by a hyperlink to the 76-year-old’s latest collaboration with Van Morrison for the anti-lockdown tune “Stand and Ship.” The 4-minute and 33-second monitor expresses criticism over shelter-in-place orders and different coronavirus restrictions reminiscent of face masks.
“Do you wanna be a free man/ Or do you wanna be a slave?” Clapton sings. “Do you wanna put on these chains / Till you’re mendacity within the grave?”
The Guardian studies that Clapton beforehand used Monotti’s Telegram account in Could to share his adverse experiences of receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, claiming to have skilled “extreme” reactions after getting his shot.
In line with Rolling Stone, Clapton’s declaration gained’t bump with the Prime Minister’s directive till at the least Could of 2022 when he has two dates scheduled to carry out on the Royal Albert Corridor in London. Nevertheless, he has a handful of North American live performance dates scheduled for September.
As of Thursday morning, the novel coronavirus has contaminated greater than 192,027,538 folks throughout 192 nations and territories, leading to at the least 4,127,251 deaths. Within the U.S., all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have reported confirmed circumstances of COVID-19, tallying greater than 34,226,889 diseases and at the least 609,862 deaths.