NEWS: Singer Bryan Adams has gone off the deep end as his racist rant against the coronavirus pandemic goes viral. The much-loved singer has been accused of racism after his rant described China and its people as “f****ng bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy b******s” for causing the current world crisis. Adams in his social media post on Instagram shared his furious sadness that he was unable to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The incident occurred on Monday when the sixty-year-old singer, posted a video performing the hit 1983 single “Cuts Like a Knife” on Instagram.
In his Instagram post, Adams wrote, “Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some f****ng bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy b******s, the whole world is now on hold, not to mention the thousands that have suffered or died from this virus. My message to them other than ‘thanks a f****ng lot’ is go vegan.”
“To all the people missing out on our shows, I wish I could be there more than you know. It’s been great hanging out in isolation with my children and family, but I miss my other family, my band, my crew and my fans. Take care of yourselves and hope we can get the show on the road again soon. I’ll be performing a snippet from each album we were supposed to perform for the next few days. X️ #songsfromisolation #covid_19 #banwetmarkets #selfisolation #bryanadamscutslikeaknife #govegan,” read the rest of the post.
Following the rant which many believe is anti-Chinese, Bryan Adams was criticized by netizens.
However, Adams is not the only musician to have blamed the consumption of bats for the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Beatles’ Paul McCartney had earlier said, “Let’s face it, it is a little bit medieval eating bats … They will not close down these wet markets, that got us into this trouble in the first place … It wouldn’t be so bad if this is the only thing it seems like you can blame on those wet markets. It seems like Sars, avian flu, all sorts of other stuff that has afflicted us … and what’s it for? For these quite medieval practices. They need to clean up their act.”
Bryan Adams apologises
The “Summer of 69” and “Please Forgive Me,” crooner then headed back to Instagram on Tuesday to apologize for the divisive rant. In the video clip Adams is seen and heard singing “Into the Fire,” where he wrote the accompanying caption,
“Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday. No excuse, I just wanted to have a rant about the horrible animal cruelty in these wet-markets being the possible source of the virus, and promote veganism. I have love for all people and my thoughts are with everyone dealing with this pandemic around the world.”