Bryan Adams has come under fire over comments he made on social media blaming the coronavirus pandemic on “f***ing bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy b******s."
The musician took to Instagram to rant about the postponement of a string of shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Adams posted a video performing his 1983 songs “Cuts Like a Knife” and wrote the following caption.
“Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some f***ing bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy b******s, 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*****g lot’ is go vegan.”
Adams has received immense backlash on social media over his comments. His concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall have been postponed until April 2021. In the meantime, Adams promised he would be “performing a snippet from each album we were supposed to perform for the next few days."
He’s not the first musician to promote veganism as a result of this pandemic. Back in April, Queen guitarist Brian May revealed that he had gone vegan at the beginning of 2020 and blamed the pandemic on those eating animals.
"If you want to get deep into it, I think we should be looking again at whether we should be eating animals,” May said.
“That’s a central issue here, this pandemic seemed to come from people eating animals and it’s becoming more well known that eating animals is not the greatest thing for our health.”