Instagram post of Bryan Adams went viral in Canada and was criticized as offensive by some Chinese-Canadian groups.
Updated: May 13, 2020 07:37 IST
After facing criticism over a Covid-19 related social media post that many deemed as racist, Canadian rock superstar Bryan Adams has clarified that his remarks were not targeted at the Chinese but at non-vegetarians.
The 60-year-old singer-songwriter startled many with an Instagram post that said that his tenancy at the Royal Albert Hall in London was supposed to begin Monday but “thanks to some fxxxing 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 fxxxing lot’ is to go vegan.”
The post from the Kingston, Ontario-born rocker went viral in Canada and was criticized as offensive by some Chinese-Canadian groups.
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CUTS LIKE A KNIFE. A song by me. 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. 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. X❤️ #songsfromisolation #covid_19 #banwetmarkets #selfisolation #bryanadamscutslikeaknife #govegan🌱
Adams walked back some of what he originally posted a follow-up on Instagram, as he wrote, “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.” His apology was to “any and all that took offence”.
Winner of multiple Grammy awards, Adams is known for a series of superhits, including the singles, Run To You, Summer of ’69, Heaven, and (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, among many others.
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