Famous Canadian singer Bryan Adams attacked Chinese people over the spread of the coronavirus, saying his concert in London was canceled due to “wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards.”
He posted on his Instagram page an acoustic homemade performance of his song “Cuts Like a Knife” the controversial comment, which has been strongly criticized as racist by some social media users.
“Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, 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 fucking lot’ is go vegan,” he said.
Adams is not the first famous person blaming the long-disputed food culture in China. The English singer and member of the Beatles, Paul McCartney, previously said that “medieval practices … need to be cleaned up.”
“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,” McCartney, a long time vegetarian, said in April.
Bryan Adams raged at Chinese wet markets and people who eat bats in an outburst on Instagram
Update : Bryan Adams Apologizes Over Racist Coronavirus Post
Bryan Adams issued a statement offering “apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday,” adding: “I have love for all people.” In his apology, Adams explained: “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.”