Valerie Bertinelli did not mince words in response to the news of Eric Clapton refusing to play any venues that require vaccination against COVID-19.

Bertinelli retweeted Rolling Stone’s story about Clapton’s stance along with a photo of her, her late ex-husband Eddie Van Halen and Clapton. The image was captioned, “Once a dick, always a dick.”

Clapton made headlines yesterday (July 21) when he issued a statement in response to U.K. Prime Minster Borris Johnson and his order that people will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter any nightclub or any other large crowd venue beginning at the end of September.

Clapton’s statement was shared via the Telegram account of architect/noted anti-lockdown activist Robin Monotti Graziadei and reads, “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.”

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