Eric Clapton slammed after past racially insensitive remarks surface amid release of anti-lockdown song

Eric Clapton slammed after past racially insensitive remarks surface amid release of anti-lockdown song

Eric Clapton is in hot water after it was announced on Friday that he and Van Morrison will be releasing an anti-lockdown 단일 전화, “Stand and Deliver” on Dec. 4.

그만큼 단일 is written by Morrison and recorded by Clapton, and news of its release had many scratching their heads for the fact the song appears to blatantly go against the government lockdowns and mandates set in place to mitigate the spread of the 코로나 바이러스. 하나, countless others on social media took chose to take umbrage with racially insensitive comments Clapton made years ago while addressing a crowd during a show in Birmingham, England in August 1976.

During the again-unsurfaced tirade, which many younger Clapton fans hardly knew existed, the guitarist and crooner allegedly called for foreigners to “get out” of Great Britain.

“Stop Britain from becoming a Black colony. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white,” Clapton, now-75, said at the time. “The Black wogs and coons and Arabs and f—king Jamaicans don’t belong here, we don’t want them here.”

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Van Morrison performs on stage during Music For The Marsden 2020 at The O2 Arena on March 03, 2020, 런던에서, 영국. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Van Morrison performs on stage during Music For The Marsden 2020 at The O2 Arena on March 03, 2020, 런던에서, 영국. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Clapton’s remarks were also unearthed on 트위터 by singer-songwriter Deren Ney, who shook his head at the fact that “all of [Clapton’s] 민족적 우월감 wouldn’t fit in one screenshot.”

The Mountain Goats, a band that had released the pandemic anthem “This Year,” was among those who slammed Clapton and Morrison for their new single. “What the f–k is wrong with these rich aholes?” the band fumed on its Twitter account. “I ask this as a Van Morrison fan.”

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그 동안에, novelist and podcast host Hari Kunzru chimed in, 첨가, “Last time Clapton weighed in on politics they had to start Rock Against Racism.”

“Clapton is the worst. He has always been the worst. He was even the worst member of Cream,” Kunzru added in a follow-up tweet. “Van Morrison is also the worst. Even when making Astral Weeks, a sublime record that still makes me cry, he was (I have reluctantly come to accept) the worst.”

Eric Clapton performs on stage during Music For The Marsden 2020 at The O2 Arena on March 03, 2020, 런던에서, 영국. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Eric Clapton performs on stage during Music For The Marsden 2020 at The O2 Arena on March 03, 2020, 런던에서, 영국. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

In a statement to 종류 금요일에, Clapton called the absence of live events due to lockdown restrictions “deeply upsetting.”

“There are many of us who support Van and his endeavors to save live music; he is an inspiration,” Clapton said. “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.”

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Morrison also praised Clapton for laying the track and said in a statement via his Save The Musicinitiative that it is “heart-breaking” that many artists aren’t able to perform.

“Eric’s recording is fantastic and will clearly resonate with the many who share our frustrations,” said Morrison. “It is heartbreaking to see so many talented musicians lack any meaningful support from the government, but we want to reassure them that we are working hard every day to lobby for the return of live music, and to save our industry.”

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Morrison released three songs protesting the U.K. lockdown during September and October: “Born To Be Free,” “As I Walked Out” and “No More Lockdown.”

Proceeds from the fourth songStand and Deliverwill also go to Morrison’sSave Live Musicinitiative, which he launched after he previously made comments criticizing the ongoing lockdown.

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COVID-19 has claimed more than 57,000 lives in the U.K., 에 따르면 BBC and on Thursday, England announced that it will return to a tier-three system after lockdowns lift on Dec. 2, which will make restrictions lax going into Christmastime.

Individual reps for Clapton and Morrison did not immediately respond to Fox News’ 의견 요청.

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