The well-known rock and blues guitarist Eric Clapton became the target of criticism when his past racist remarks were revealed right after he announced a controversial new song to protest the national lockdown in the United Kingdom.
As you may know, Eric Clapton collaborated with Northern Irish singer Van Morrison for a new song titled ‘Stand and Deliver’ which is planned to be released on December 4, 2020. Clapton’s latest project aimed to protest the government lockdowns and mandates due to the coronavirus pandemic, particularly in the United Kingdom.
Here’s what Eric Clapton stated about his anti-lockdown song:
“There are many of us who support Van and his endeavors to save live music; he is an inspiration. 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.”
Although many people reacted against the controversial new song protesting Covid-19 measures which are quite necessary for people’s safety, another reveal on social media concerning Eric Clapton’s previous statements overshadowed the matter.
Apparently, the iconic guitarist made racially insensitive comments while addressing his fans during his performance in 1976. According to the sources, Eric Clapton made some harsh comments about the foreigners living in the United Kingdom and mentioned he didn’t want them in his country.
In his unfortunate statement, Clapton stressed that he wanted ‘Britain to keep being white’ and not to become a ‘Black colony’ while asking the ‘Black wogs and coons and Arabs and fucking Jamaicans’ to go back to where they belong.
Here’s what Eric Clapton allegedly said in his racist statement:
“Do we have any foreigners in the audience tonight? If so, please put up your hands. So where are you? Well, wherever you all are, I think you should all just leave. Not just leave the hall, leave our country. I don’t want you here, in the room, or in my country. Listen to me, man!
I think we should send them all back. Stop Britain from becoming a Black colony. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white. The Black wogs and coons and Arabs and f—king Jamaicans 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. This is Great Britain, a white country, what is happening to us, for fuck’s sake? Throw the wogs out!”
Although Eric Clapton’s unfortunate statements received criticism from many people and celebrities on social media, he and his family preferred to remain silent and haven’t shared any explanation on the matter yet.
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