Is Eric Clapton a racist? The 76-year-old guitarist has funded an anti-vaccine rock group who advocates for medical choice.
Eric Clapton is a well-regarded rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and musician. He is regarded as one of the most influential and legendary guitarists of all time.
Mr. Clapton was ranked second in Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He was also ranked fourth in Gibson’s Top 50 Guitarist of All Time.
He joined the Yardbirds in 1963 after playing in various local bands. He left the band in 1865 and joined John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.
They played together for one album before he left to form the power trio Cream with Ginger Baker, a drummer, and Jack Bruce, a bassist.
Rolling Stone special report: Inside Eric Clapton’s baffling vaccine skepticism and shocking history of racist statements https://t.co/5FxgwHhdnC
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) October 11, 2021
Guitarist: Is Eric Clapton A Racist?
Eric Clapton is not a racist. But, he is certainly a supporter of anti-vaccine groups, as per HuffPost.
Mr. Clapton has always been vocal about supporting anti-vaccine groups and now he has also lent financial support to one of the groups.
The veteran musician donated $1300 and his van to an anti-vaccine rock group, Jam For Freedom. He also donate another undisclosed amount to the band so they could buy a new van.
The band’s founder Cambel McLaughlin disclosed he got a text from Clapton and they connected via phone when the singer made his offer.
EXCLUSIVE: Eric Clapton isn't just spouting vaccine nonsense. He's bankrolling anti-vaxx protesters.
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) October 11, 2021
Eric Clapton Age Explored- How Old Is He?
Eric Clapton’s age is 76 years old.
He was born in the year 1945 in Ripley, Surrey, England. He celebrates his birthday on March 30.
His mother, Patricia Molly Clapton, gave birth to him at age 16. Walter Fryer, his father, was 25 years old and was a soldier from Montreal.
Eric Clapton Wife And Children
Eric Clapton was first married to his wife Pattie Boyd in 1979. She was previously married to his friend George Harrison.
Some of his songs, Layla and Wonderful Tonight, were inspired by Ms. Boyd. The couple divorced in 1988.
Clapton then married his second wife Mela McEnery in 2002. They tied the knot in a small church wedding ceremony. They had an age difference of 31 years.
Eric Clapton willingly took the vaccine and then experienced a serious adverse reaction to it and yet he is now being called a "vaccine skeptic" and Rolling Stone are digging up "racist statements" in effort to smear and discredit him. What a fucking disgrace. Wake up people! https://t.co/DYBW6KxjId
— Francis Boulle (@FrancisBoulle) October 11, 2021
Melia worked as a senior clinical adviser at Crossroads Centre Antiguan and met at a party in 1999. Eric was 53 years old and Melia was 22 at the time.
Furthermore, Eric has four children. His first child, a daughter, was born in 1985 with AIR Studios Montserrat manager, Yvonne Kelly.
Both of them were married to other people at the time and kept their daughter a secret from the media until 1991 when it was revealed she was his daughter.
He also had one son, Conor, after an affair with Italian model Lory Del Santo. However, Conor died at age 4.
Clapton and Melia, his second wife, have three daughters together. They are named Jule Rose, Ella May, and Sophie Belle.
What Is Eric Clapton Net Worth?
Eric Clapton has a net worth of $450 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth.
He generated his income from his various songs, albums, and music concerts.