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Bryan Adams blames 'bat-eating, virus-making greedy b*****ds' for Covid-19 crisis, slammed for racist rant

Bryan Adams posted a video on Instagram performing his hit 'Cuts Like a Knife' and wrote an expletive-laden caption where he criticized China for the pandemic
UPDATED MAY 12, 2020
Bryan Adams (Getty Images)
Bryan Adams (Getty Images)

Joining the growing list of artistes rendering performances during the coronavirus pandemic, singer Bryan Adams took to Instagram to perform 'Cuts Like a Knife' for fans who can't watch him live in concert at this time.

Adams took to Instagram to play a solo acoustic version of the beloved track, but he caused a social media storm with his angry caption. 

Adams wrote, "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." He continued, "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 seems his derogatory comments point to something of a personal toll he is dealing with during the quarantine. "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," he wrote.

"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," he added. 

The caption didn't seem to go down well with the majority of fans. 

"Why Bryan?! Why?! I truly love your music but this statement ain’t it chief. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️" said a fan while another wrote, "Pretty offensive opening, tuning out." Some of the angrier comments included, "Talks like a bigot / jump in your grave and dig it" and "That’s a really fucked up, racist thing to stay😡"

In the grand scheme of things during the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone is dealing with their struggles in their own way and at different scales, but since strength is measured in numbers, it is probably best to remain focused on unifying motives than venting our frustrations on social media.

More specifically, pointing fingers is a distraction rather than a solution and we hope to see celebrities using their time in lockdown to practice thinking before speaking, since they lead and influence masses.