Eric Clapton donated more than $ 1,300 in personal van to GoFundMe from COVID-19 Anti-Vaxxers
Eric Clapton not only donated over $ 1,300 to a GoFundMe released by a vaccine-skeptical music group, but he also loaned pro-medical choice the personal Transporter van from. his family to use for tours across the country, Rolling stone reports. A musician from the band Jam for Freedom, known for songs with lyrics like “You Can Stick Your Poison Vaccine Up Your Ass,” told the magazine that when he saw the donation, he thought he was being fooled, until he got a text from the 76-year-old singer-songwriter himself. â€œIt was something complimentary, like ‘Hey, it’s Eric, you’re doing a good job,’â€ McLaughlin said. Although he declined to say how much, McLaughlin also told the magazine that Clapton gave them more money to buy a new van and said he could perform with the group in the future.
Clapton’s career has come under new scrutiny in light of the vaccine skepticism he married during the pandemic. The rocker has been in the headlines in recent weeks for refusing to perform in venues requiring proof of vaccination and released an anti-lockdown anthem in collaboration with Van Morrison. New light has also been shed on the surprisingly racist comments Clapton has made in the past. In a particularly scathing rant at a 1976 Birmingham show, he asked strangers to raise their hands and leave his show, yelling racial slurs.