Candace Owens Praises Eric Clapton for Boycotting Venues Requiring Vaccine Proof

Candance Owens has praised Eric Clapton following his announcement that he will refuse to perform at venues that require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from attendees.

The British rocker, 76, made his revelation in reaction to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's statement that as restrictions lift on entertainment venues and social gatherings, patrons would be required to produce proof of vaccination before entering.

Making a statement via the Telegram account of architect and film producer Robin Monotti Graziadei, Clapton said: "Following the PM's announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021, I feel honour bound to make an announcement of my own: I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present."

"Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show," Clapton concluded.

As his statement circulated on social media, conservative commentator Owens took to Twitter to share a link to an article, as she wrote: "This is what [it] means to be a rock star. Stand up against tyranny. Stand up for the people."

Owens also retweeted a post from social commentator Sonia Poulton, who wrote: "Thank you Eric Clapton & Ian Brown & Richard Ashcroft & all musicians who show true integrity by refusing to perform at venues using a totalitarian system of entry. It's impossible for me to respect those going along with this. Human & artistic sell outs controlled by the Govt."

Clapton's next scheduled performance in the U.K. will not be until May 7, 2022, according to the musician's website.

In December 2020, Clapton teamed up with Van Morrison to release the anti-lockdown song "Stand and Deliver," which included the lyrics: "Do you wanna be a free man / Or do you wanna be a slave?"

Several months later, in May, Clapton wrote a letter in which he said that he had endured a "disastrous" experience after taking the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

This is what I means to be a rock star.
Stand up against tyranny.
Stand up for the people. https://t.co/oUXnb2WI5v

— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) July 21, 2021

"I took the first jab of AZ and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days. I recovered eventually and was told it would be twelve weeks before the second one," Clapton wrote in the letter, also shared by Graziadei on Telegram.

"About six weeks later I was offered and took the second AZ shot, but with a little more knowledge of the dangers. Needless to say 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, (I suffer with peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near the needle.) But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone..."

The U.K.'s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) advises: "The MHRA's advice remains that the benefits of the vaccines against COVID-19 continue to outweigh any risks and that the public should continue to get their vaccine when invited to do so."

Newsweek has contacted a representative for Eric Clapton for comment.

Candace Owens and Eric Clapton
Candace Owens (L) has praised Eric Clapton (R) after he announced plans to boycott U.K. venues that require proof of vaccination for entry. Jason Davis/Getty Images/Dave Benett/WireImage