Eric Clapton Slammed For Baselessly Claiming Vaccinated People Are Under Mass 'Hypnosis'
English guitarist Eric Clapton revealed himself as an anti-vaxxer and science denier in the summer of last year—outright refusing to play any venue with a vaccine mandate then breaking that rule more than a few times.
He also created an anti-vaxxer anthem.
Almost a year later and Clapton has shown little signs of changing his anti-vaccine mindset.
Based on a recent interview, the misinformation being conveyed to and by him has gotten worse and more malicious.
YouTuber The Real Music Observer got much more than he bargained for when Clapton—despite being vaccinated against COVID-19—went deep into a "mass formation hypnosis" conspiracy theory.
"Once I kind of started to look for it, I saw it everywhere, seeing little things on YouTube which were like subliminal advertising."
.@EricClapton is another f*cking idiot with a microphone who has absolutely no medical education what-so-ever...\n\n-- and publications like yours keep giving him places to spout lies and waste oxygen...https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1485680585137922054\u00a0\u2026— you can't handle the truth. \u270a\ud83c\udffe\ud83d\udcbb\ud83d\udce1 (sysop) (@you can't handle the truth. \u270a\ud83c\udffe\ud83d\udcbb\ud83d\udce1 (sysop)) 1643051907
I typically do not rely on aging rock stars for health advice.— Christopher Cole (@Christopher Cole) 1643049684
Clapton and fellow aging rock star Van Morrison banded together to speak against the "tyranny" of vaccine mandates.
“I joined forces with Van and I got the tip Van was standing up to the measures and I thought, ‘Why is nobody else doing this?’… so I contacted him.”
“I was mystified, I seemed to be the only person that found it exciting or even appropriate. I’m cut from a cloth where if you tell me I can’t do something, I really want to know why."
Who knew the transition from heroin to psychedelics was so seamlesshttps://twitter.com/nypost/status/1485680585137922054\u00a0\u2026— Los\u2122\ufe0f (@Los\u2122\ufe0f) 1643068447
Says a dude who spent $16,000 a week shooting heroin back in the 70's.https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1485680585137922054\u00a0\u2026— Colin Lougheed (@Colin Lougheed) 1643062419
And here I thought the worst thing Clapton ever did was emotionally blackmailing Pattie Boyd into believing that if she didn't leave George Harrison for him, he would start ingesting heroin -- even though he was already well on his way to being a heroin addict.https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1485680585137922054\u00a0\u2026— Julie Roginsky (@Julie Roginsky) 1643060319
You stupid twat.https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1485680585137922054\u00a0\u2026— Kieron \ud83c\udf0d\u26bd\ud83d\udd36\ud83c\uddea\ud83c\uddfa\ud83d\udd0b #FBPE (@Kieron \ud83c\udf0d\u26bd\ud83d\udd36\ud83c\uddea\ud83c\uddfa\ud83d\udd0b #FBPE) 1643057809
Clapton later admitted he convinced exactly zero of his daughters to not get vaccinated against the virus.
“My family and friends think I am a crackpot anyway...I’ve got teenage girls, and an older girl who’s in her 30s — and they’ve all had to kind of give me leeway because I haven’t been able to convince any of them.”
The public were not in disagreement with Clapton's family and friends.
I really hate knowing what so many musicians think.https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1485680585137922054\u00a0\u2026— $200 Minimum Stupid Argument Fee (@$200 Minimum Stupid Argument Fee) 1643063580
Why can't he just STFU and retire gracefully? I sang one of his songs to my wife at our wedding reception! I'm sorry I did now.https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1485680585137922054\u00a0\u2026— TimTheEnchanter \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08\ud83c\udff4\u200d\u2620\ufe0f\u269b\ufe0f\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\u270a\ud83c\udffc (@TimTheEnchanter \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08\ud83c\udff4\u200d\u2620\ufe0f\u269b\ufe0f\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\u270a\ud83c\udffc) 1643061594
says the dude who put every random drug on earth in his body until 2021.https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1485680585137922054\u00a0\u2026— maggie the cat (@maggie the cat) 1643061163
I\u2019m starting to think that this man didn\u2019t deserve to have George Harrison as a friendhttps://twitter.com/nypost/status/1485680585137922054\u00a0\u2026— Jeremy Michelson (@Jeremy Michelson) 1643056454
Clapton's discography includes several songs about drug use, including the song "Cocaine," which seemingly encouraged the listener to try the drug.
He still, however, remains outspoken against vaccination during a global pandemic.