The daughter of British rock and blues guitarist Eric Clapton, Ruth Clapton has ragingly reacted to the disrespectful tweet of the former deputy leader, Lord John Kilclooney, about the new vice president of the US, Kamala Harris, by calling him a racist.
The beautiful singer, blogger, and writer, Ruth Clapton, who has been giving updates on her daily life with her two little lovely kids on social media, has shown her little-known side while standing up against an allegedly racist politician.
Clapton has responded to the recent tweet of the previous Ulster Unionist Party Northern Irish MP and a life peer, John David Taylor, in which he said whilst Biden is proud to be Irish and Harris is rightly proud of her Indian background, he, himself, certainly withdrew his reference to Harris as an Indian as it seems to have upset some people.
Baron Kilclooney has defended himself by admitting he did not know her name and identified her with the term ‘Indian.’ He said most people understood him and he was not being racist.
Ruth has rightly commented on Kilclooney’s inconsiderate statement by saying there’s this thing called Google if he doesn’t know Harris’ name. She remarked on the fact that he was being racist and asked him to stop hiding behind blissful ignorance.
As you may remember, in November 2017, Taylor attracted criticism for describing then-Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland Leo Varadkar as the Indian. Taylor withdrew his comment, stating that he had forgotten how to spell the Irish head of government’s name, despite spelling it in an earlier Tweet.
In May 2018, Taylor once again referred to Varadkar as ‘a typical Indian’ following Varadkar’s visit to Northern Ireland. This time Taylor stood by his comment, stating that the Taoiseach had upset Unionists with his visit, but reiterated that he was not a racist. Kilclooney had previously been labeled an ‘old racist dinosaur‘ by Piers Morgan, for comments he had made in 2017 about cricketer Moeen Ali.
Here’s what Lord John Kilclooney said in his recent tweet:
“Whilst Biden is proud to be Irish and Harris is rightly proud of her Indian background I certainly withdraw my reference to her as an Indian as it seems to have upset some people.
I did not know her name and identified her with the term Indian. Most people understood. Racist? No.”
Ruth Clapton responded as:
“You know there’s this thing called Google?!? Stop hiding behind blissful ignorance, you were being racist!“
You can see the tweets below.
You know there’s this thing called Google?!? Stop hiding behind blissful ignorance, you were being racist! https://t.co/gNWWWXrzuY
— Ruth Clapton (@ruthclapton) November 9, 2020