Brian May calls out Eric Clapton and other anti-vaxxers: 'I think they're fruitcakes'

Brian May calls out Eric Clapton and other anti-vaxxers: 'I think they're fruitcakes'

Eric Clapton has recently drawn criticism for his anti-vaccine statements, and some of it is coming from another famous British rocker: long-time Queen guitarist Brian May.

The 74-year-old May told The Independent, "I love Eric Clapton, he's my hero, but he has very different views from me in many ways. 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."

May added, "Anti-vax people — I'm sorry, I think they're fruitcakes. 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."

May's statement comes at a time when the highly infectious Delta variant is driving a COVID-19 surge in the U.S. and other countries.

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