Rocker Mick Jagger is mocking people who chose to opt out of receiving the coronavirus vaccine in a new single that compares them to flat Earthers and critics of manmade global warming.
Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters released a surprise single Tuesday titled “Easy Sleazy,” which celebrates coming out of lockdown and promotes the COVID-19 vaccine. The song also encourages mask wearing and parodies COVID vaccine conspiracy theories.
“I wanted to share this song that I wrote about eventually coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism,” Jagger tweeted.
I wanted to share this song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism – thank you to Dave Grohl @foofighters for jumping on drums, bass and guitar, it was a lot of fun working with you on this-hope you all enjoy Eazy Sleazy! https://t.co/7FoI5T36aU
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) April 13, 2021
The music video of the song appears to have been made remotely in observance of social distancing protocols.
While much of the song celebrates what life will be like after lockdown, one section targets
Shooting the vaccine, Bill Gates is in my bloodstream
It’s mind control
The Earth is flat and cold. It’s never warming up
The Artic’s turned to slush
The second coming’s late
There’s aliens in the deep state
Jagger also promotes mask wearing in the single: “That’s a pretty mask / but never take a chance.”
Jagger, in an interview with Rolling Stone, gave credit to former president Donald Trump, saying “Trump at least went and bet on all these vaccines, which was a good thing. And that was a lot of money, and it was a good bet. And the government stepped up in both [the U.S. and U.K.] in a lot of ways.”
Polls have shown that about three in ten Americans don’t plan on getting the vaccines. A Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll, published in March, shows that 35 percent of healthcare workers don’t think the vaccines have been adequately tested.
Asked why he wrote lyrics about vaccine skeptics, Jagger said he has friends who are “anti-vaxxers.”
“I have several friends and relations and they go off on these things that just doesn’t… They’re just irrational. Of course, there’s no point in speaking to people about it. They don’t get it,” Jagger said. “They got what they believe in and they believe in that. And it doesn’t matter what you say, they’re gonna believe in it. And rational thought doesn’t work.”