Singer Bryan Adams came under fire recently after he went on an aggressive rant about the coronavirus pandemic. Adams posted a video of him performing the hit Cuts Like a Knife on Instagram, with a caption alongside in which he lashed out those he deemed responsible for the virus.
The Summer of 69 hit-maker talked about how at this time he was supposed to be playing at the Royal Albert Hall but couldn't due to the crisis. Lets just say he used less than flattering terms for people he thought caused the pandemic.
“Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the Royal Albert Hall, but thanks to some f—ing bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy b*****, 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—ing lot” is go vegan, ” he wrote.
Like most public gatherings, concerts across the world have been cancelled as governments implement strict social distancing measures inorder to mitigate the spread of the virus.
The singer further told his fans that he misses them, describing them as his other family. “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,” Adams said.
Regardles people on Twitter criticised his comments about the origin of the virus describing them as racist.
BRYAN ADAMS: 🎶 wrote my first real racist tweet / my career already in decline / blaming the Chinese for my lack of income / was the summer of COVID one-nine 🎶 pic.twitter.com/gvy9k4XlEc— Born Miserable (@bornmiserable) May 12, 2020
*pours out a little on the ground for Bryan Adams' career* pic.twitter.com/4er3Nbzal4— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) May 12, 2020
anybody have ‘bryan adams racist meltdown’ in the 2020-is-a-hot-mess pool pic.twitter.com/RiF5Ca1ErC— rax ‘preorder TACKY 💋’ king (@RaxKingIsDead) May 12, 2020
i'm so sorry this pandemic is happening to you specifically— Erin Jab Enthusiast Ryan (@morninggloria) May 12, 2020
This tweet from @bryanadams.... ugh. Angry. Stigmatizing. Hate baiting. Scientifically wonky.— Timothy Caulfield (@CaulfieldTim) May 12, 2020
I get that people are frustrated, but this kind of aggressive messaging from an influencer helps no one. cc @KatieNicholson @CBChealth @picardonhealth #COVID19 #coronavirus#Community pic.twitter.com/nGAY4caYZY
I really can't believe how wild 2020 is turning. Even Canadians like #BryanAdams are posting racist & xenophobic shit. This post is super disgusting. And factually incorrect. pic.twitter.com/nH06h9wnp2— Raymond 超亮 Vagell 🏳️🌈 🍥 (@PrancingPapio) May 12, 2020
"This tweet from Bryan Adams, .... ugh. Angry. Stigmatising. Hate baiting. Scientifically wonky. I get that people are frustrated, but this kind of aggressive messaging from an influencer helps no one," one user wrote.
"I really can't believe how wild 2020 is turning. Even Canadians like Bryan Adams are posting racist and xenophobic stuff. This post is super disgusting. And factually incorrect," another wrote.
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