Smearing Slowhand: Rolling Stone’s Sleazy Hit on Anti-Vax Guitar Hero

For Eric Clapton, all it took to go from rock legend to canceled was to insurgent towards the institution. And the institution’s enforcer is Rolling Stone journal.

When it’s not publishing lies about school rapes and hicks swallowing horse drugs the once-cooler than you’ll ever be chronicle of counterculture is cracking heads for Biden and Boris. Clapton had a nasty expertise with one of many vaccines, and he’s utilizing his platform to warn individuals about it. 

Unhealthy thought. Rolling Stone has archives, and so they’re not afraid to make use of them. In an article titled, “Eric Clapton Is not Simply Spouting Vaccine Nonsense—He is Bankrolling It,” Rolling Stone couldn’t merely disagree with Slowhand, clarify why he’s mistaken and that his followers ought to be skeptical about his claims. No, the Blues Breakers, Cream, Derek & the Dominoes guitarist should be punished.

Throughout a 1976 live performance in England, Clapton stated some impolitic issues about immigration to Britain and used what Rolling Stone calls “offensive slurs.” Did I point out this was again in 1976?

Clapton way back apologized and blamed it on his ingesting. Which appears sort of affordable, and on condition that the incident was in 1976 … Hah! Rolling Stone anticipated your weak-willed forgiveness and located any individual who was at that live performance 46 years in the past to let you know what a nasty man EC actually is. “Drink simply makes you inform the reality too loud on the mistaken time to the mistaken individuals,” based on English Beat founder Dave Wakeling, who was there in 1976.

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And Clapton who “spent a lifetime appropriating black music,” stated some “stomach-churning” issues again in a 1968 interview. Explaining British viewers response to his good friend Jimi Hendrix, he stated “All people and his brother in England nonetheless type of suppose that spades have massive dicks. And Jimi came visiting and exploited that to the restrict, the fucking tee. All people fell for it.”

Nicely, think about my abdomen churned. Clapton used a typical (on the time) racial epithet and defined what he thought English individuals thought. Not very elegant, possibly not very good, however acceptable in a special time and context. Anyone who’s learn rock journalism from the 60s and 70s is aware of musicians and the individuals interviewing them spoke very in another way than they do in the present day.

However that doesn’t matter to the present gang of propagandists at Rolling Stone. All they know is Clapton stepped out of the vaccine line and their job is to verify everybody is aware of he’s a kind of MAGA-hatted, science-denying racists.

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