English musician Eric Clapton seems frustrated with the COVID-19 vaccine in his brand new song ‘This Has Gotta Stop.’ Ever since its release, many internet users have deemed the track as anti-vax.
However, This Has Gotta Stop has proven to be very touchy for some internet users. As its popularity is soaring across all social media platforms, many internet users are taking to Twitter to express their thoughts.
Eric Clapton’s vaccine song explored
Eric’s new song features the following lyrics, “I knew that something was going on wrong/When you started laying down the law/I can’t move my hands, I break out in sweat/I wanna cry, I can’t take it anymore.”
In the chorus, the musician sings, “This has gotta stop/Enough is enough/I can’t take this BS any longer.”
The song’s catchy lyrics are accompanied by a music video that contains animations of people being turned into marionettes. It also features politicians addressing crowds.
In a few clips, we see people protesting with placards saying “Liberty” and “Enough Is Enough.” Towards the end, the song presents imagery of global environmental disasters.
Why fans think the singer’s new track is anti-vax
This Has Gotta Stop left Twitter users divided. Some supported the message of the song, while others tried to ‘cancel’ the singer, deeming the song as ‘anti-vax.’
Eric has been vocal about his views on the vaccine and COVID policies such as mandatory use of masks and lockdowns in the past. Hence, it didn’t take long for internet users to label his new song as an ‘anti-vax anthem.’
A look at musician’s post-vaccination health issues
Eric’s decision came as a result of his “disastrous” experience after getting vaccinated. The singer who received two shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine earlier this year wrote about his ordeal to his friend, film producer Robin Monotti in a letter.
He stated, “The reactions were disastrous; my hands and feet were either frozen, numb, or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks, I feared I would never play again.” He further revealed that getting the second shot six weeks later, severely impacted his pre-existing health condition.
“I suffer from peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near the needle. But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone,” he wrote.