Jon Cooper, an American politician, republished Eric Clapton’s racist speech from 1976 and reacted to it by saying, ‘Fuck Eric Clapton.’

Jon Cooper is mainly known for being involved in Barack Obama’s campaign, and right now, he is in the chair for the organization ‘Democratic Coalition Against Trump.’ The politician recently shared Eric Clapton’s racist statement from 1976 on Twitter to ensure that people don’t follow Clapton’s beliefs about government restrictions and vaccinations.

As you may know, the singer has been against government restrictions considering COVID-19, and he also refused to perform in the venues that require proof of vaccination. Clapton also recently released a COVID-19 restrictions protest song called ‘This Has Gotta Stop,’ which led to many arguments.

Cooper first shared Clapton’s racist slurs from over 45 years ago, but to his surprise, Clapton fans were there to defend him. The fans generally stated that he has apologized many times throughout the years about the incident and stated that he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Here is what Clapton said back in 1976:

“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 my country. Listen to me, man! I think we should send them all back. Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white. The black wogs and coons and Arabs and fucking 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! Keep Britain white!

A fan replied to Cooper’s tweet stating:

“Clapton has said enough recent things to judge him on. I won’t use his drunk rants from 1976.”

Another fan wrote:

“He said this in 1976. He later apologized, saying it was drugs and alcohol.”

After receiving many supportive comments from Clapton’s fans, Cooper tweeted his opinions on Eric Clapton releasing ‘This Has Gotta Stop.’ He stated that Clapton is attacking the basic precautions that need to be taken to stay safe during the pandemic.

Here is what Cooper tweeted:

“Eric Clapton continues to attack basic measures to protect people from COVID-19. His new song, ‘This Has Gotta Stop,’ is a rallying cry against vaccines, at a time when the Delta variant is hitting unvaccinated people particularly hard.

It is up to the fans and people to decide whether Clapton is worth listening to. After his racist comments back in 1976, the Rock Against Racism movement emerged and continued as a 6-year project. Even though he apologized, Clapton was labeled a racist and has been carrying the shame until this day.

You can see Jon Cooper’s tweets below.