Rocker Eric Clapton disappointed fans worldwide after countering UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's order that large indoor gatherings would require proof of vaccination with an announcement of his own that he would cancel any performances at venues that complied by this warning.
Clapton made the announcement via Telegram, a messaging app. "I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present," he said.
"Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show."
Immediately the internet was ready, dragging him for all to see.
Clapton, who has railed against lockdown measures for the better part of the pandemic, is actually fully vaccinated himself. Clapton received the AstraZeneca vaccine, though has since decried it, saying he experienced "disastrous" weeklong side effects.
Clapton's newest transgression brought up memories for some users of his racist rant in 1978, wherein he advocated for mass deportation of non-white people from the UK.
On stage, Clapton hurled racial epithets against Black people, Middle Eastern people, Carribbean people, Eastern Asian people, among others and called England a "white country" made "for white people."
Clapton's assertion is in the minority of other professional musicians for now, but is concerning as cases rise across the country due to the ever more concerning delta variant of the virus.
Stay safe, and stay away from Eric Clapton concerts.