Anti-vaxer Eric Clapton has given us a conspiracy theory you can bop to.
This Has Gotta Stop is his latest rant put to music. Clapton has publicly rebuked vax mandates after the AstraZeneca vaccination had an adverse affect on him.
The new song is upbeat song is bluesy shuffle, with Clapton offering the refrain;
“This has gotta stop
Enough is enough
can’t take this b.s. any longer.”
Clapton also makes reference to the repercussions he said he experienced after receiving the vaccine,
“I knew that something was going on wrong
When you started laying down the law
I can’t move my hands, I break out in sweat
I wanna cry, I can’t take it anymore.”
The animated video that accompanies the song features stick figures with signs that read
“Liberty” and “Enough is enough”
Clapton is set to perform a handful of U.S. concerts, primarily in the South (where this kinda shit ought to go over big) beginning Sept. 15 in Austin.
Last month Clapton posted a statement on film producer Robin Monotti Graziadei’s Telegram account that he would not play any venues that required proof of vaccinations for entry.
In December he released an anti-lockdown song up with Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison called
“Stand and Deliver.”
The song urges listeners to push back against the narrative they’ve been hearing, with lyrics such as:
“Stand and deliver
You let them put the fear on you
Stand and deliver
But not a word you heard was true
But if there’s nothing you can say
There may be nothing you can do
Do you want to be a free man
Or do you want to be a slave?”
Proceeds from the track went to Morrison’s Save Live Music campaign benefiting those working in the music industry in the UK and Ireland.
Eric Clapton is anti-mask? How awful. This totally changes my previously high opinion of that openly racist, best friend’s wife-stealing, woman-beater.— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) August 28, 2021
(via USA Today)