Cancel Culture Comes for Eric Clapton After He Records New Anti-Lockdown Song

Western Journal – by Kipp Jones

Rock-and-roll legend Eric Clapton is one of the most revered guitar players of all time, but not even such a cultural icon is safe from the left’s culture of cancelation.

Clapton last week dared to question government-imposed lockdowns through announcing new music with fellow rock legend Van Morrison, so the leftists pored through his past, and they found something.

Clapton made racist comments 44 years ago at a concert, according to The Daily Beast.

In Birmingham, England, in 1976, Clapton addressed a concert audience and made some comments he later would regret.

Clapton’s 1976 comments, from The Daily Beast:

“I don’t want you here, in the room or in my country. … 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. F—–g wogs, man. F—–g Saudis taking over London. Bastard wogs. Britain is becoming overcrowded and [former U.K. politician Enoch Powell] will stop it and send them all back. The black wogs and coons and Arabs and f—–g Jamaicans and f—–g … 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 f—–g wogs living next to me with their standards. This is Great Britain, a white country. What is happening to us, for f—‘s sake?”

In 2018, Clapton said he made the comments at a time when he spent his mornings drinking alcohol and he would transition to using cocaine off of a knife blade by lunch.

“I sabotaged everything I got involved with,” Clapton explained. “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.”

The admitted former drug addict has apologized for the outburst for years, citing personal pain and chemical dependence, and the left has never challenged those apologies.

Now, Clapton is being targeted for cancelation:

The old comments were brought to light after Clapton was announced last week to be joining Morrison in recording a new song against lockdowns.

In an interview with Variety, the former Derek and the Dominos and Cream musician said he could not imagine a world in which live music is no longer part of the culture.

Clapton and Morrison, who wish to raise funds for struggling musicians unable to play or survive because of draconian lockdowns, announced Clapton would record a song called “Stand and Deliver,” which Morrison wrote.

“We must stand up and be counted because we need to find a way out of this mess. The alternative is not worth thinking about. Live music might never recover [from lockdowns],” Clapton said.

But the musician committed the thought crime of going against the left’s beloved and inhumane lockdown restrictions, which have made life miserable for people of all races.

Now, he’s the worst person on earth.

The point is not that Clapton’s statements from 1976 deserve defense or context — or an explanation of what did or did not change his heart.

The point is that those old comments have suddenly only become relevant within the last few days — after Clapton challenged the left’s COVID restrictions.

Clapton took a shot at leftist government control, and voila! He’s now a racist again.

Leftist cancel culture warriors acted quickly to cite sources that have been publicly available for years, and one of them contains an open and sincere apology from the musician.

It’s certainly only a matter of time before a tribunal forms to purge Clapton from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The man is, after all, not on board with lockdowns!

Oh, yeah, and also there’s that whole on-the-record former self-described “semi-racist” thing.

Never mind Clapton has apologized numerous times for the personal demons he said led his heart astray.

The left must immediately proceed to cancel not only his timeless music but any notion that people can be redeemed.

Western Journal

7 thoughts on “Cancel Culture Comes for Eric Clapton After He Records New Anti-Lockdown Song

  1. Would Jimi Hendrix pull this cancel culture crap on his fellow guitar hero and top five guitarist of all time? NO! Would the Chambers Brothers (Time Has Come Today…only their drummer was white) pull this crap? NO! Would soul legends of the day–Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Ike and Tina Turner, etc.? No! Would reggae legends Bob Marley and Peter Tosh? NO! Nor would any rockers of his day, and after.

    Clapton already apologized, repented for this stuff. What would Jesus do? Forgive the dude.
    What would Satanists do? Keep on persecuting him! YOU hypocrites are the ADVERSARY!
    I do not know if Clapton believes on Christ or not, but you mf-ers just might cause him to rotate that way. And, if I had his address, I’d send him copies of my books (see ads at side).

  2. lately artists and celebrities are not the “go to” people when there’s an opinion to be made.
    usually they are so sheltered from reality, and compromised , its rare that they really get what its like for those of us living in reality

    as it is these so called ” important” people always flip flop when its convenient or when their bank accounts tell them to do so .. so I really dont give 2 shits for what he has to say…besides he’s a Brit so his opinion on anything over here didnt matter since fck him, he’s making money off our suffering too? with his “special song”? …what a jackass

  3. I have “White Boy Blues” on vinyl and recently converted to CD. 🙂
    Clapton, Beck and Page. Some of the best.
    I would share if I knew how. 🙂

  4. Wow.
    There sure is enough context there to get an idea of his core beliefs.

    Never really gave a sh!t about Clapton. Had a sh!tty step dad who played him all the time.
    Fckk both of them.

    But yeah we need the foreigners to stay home.
    Wog or not.

    I am a shell back.

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