Brian May Calls Eric Clapton a ‘fruitcake’ over anti-vax stance
He Clarified That He Respected Clapton
Queen guitarist Brian May didn’t mince words when it came to Eric Clapton’s controversial stance on the Covid-19 vaccines. He addressed his fellow rocker and all the other anti-vaxxers in a new interview with The Independent.
Throughout the pandemic, Clapton has voiced out his opposition on the lockdown restrictions and of course, the ongoing vaccination programs. He previously announced that he won’t play gigs at venues that will only allow entry to fully vaccinated people – this was his reaction after the UK government said that venues will require proof of vaccination by September.
“I love Eric Clapton, he’s my hero, but he has very different views from me in many ways,” May said. “He’s a person who thinks it’s OK to shoot animals for fun, so we have our disagreements, but I would never stop respecting the man.”
“Anti-vax people, I’m sorry, I think they’re fruitcakes,” he continued. “There’s plenty of evidence to show that vaccination helps. On the whole they’ve been very safe. There’s always going to be some side effect in any drug you take, but to go around saying vaccines are a plot to kill you, I’m sorry, that goes in the fruitcake jar for me.”