New York Daily News
Musician Bryan Adams blamed the coronavirus pandemic on “some f–king bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards” in an Instagram rant.
The Canadian singer-songwriter, 60, wrote the controversial comment Monday in the caption of a video post in which he played music he had planned to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall before the COVID-19 outbreak caused his gigs to be canceled.
“Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some f–king 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,” Adams wrote. “My message to them other than ‘thanks a f–king lot’ is go vegan.”
Adams seems to have removed the capability to comment below the post, but his remark was met with backlash on social media, with some accusing him of using racist diatribe.
On Tuesday, Adams said he was sorry.
“Apologies to any and all that took offence (sic) to my posting yesterday,” Adams wrote in a new Instagram post. “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.”
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