Tiasha Tabassum: Summer of 69 rockstar Bryan Adams finally apologized for his social media post on COVID-19. On Monday night he posted his opinion about the pandemic and blamed the animal and eaters for making the virus. Soon his post was highly criticized and even some critics called him racist.
“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 bastards, the whole world are now on hold, not to mention the thousands that have suffered or died from this virus,” he wrote.
Then he suggested those people to ‘go vegan’ like him. Apparently he is following a vegan diet for decades. Adams post aimed the wet market vendors mainly and he cussed them. It went viral on social media rapidly.
Later on the next day morning, he publicly apologized on Instagram. He said his intention was to raise awareness about animal cruelty in the wet-markets being the possible source of the virus and promote veganism. He added he loves all people and that his good thoughts are with everyone dealing with this pandemic around the world. Adams also included his single “Into the Fire” on that apology post.
Many people condemned him thinking he is a racist and anti-Chinese. They also accused him of losing sight of the true victims of the pandemic, who suffered from the beginning.
On this matter, Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu Twitted, “It is not my intention to ’got at’ or ’cancel’ anyone, but to identify posts like this that condone and enable acts of hate and racism. It runs counter to everything I love about Canada.” He added that he doesn’t think it was Adams’s “intention to promote xenophobia.”
Liu is promoting Asian and South Asian Heritage Month on social media by spotlighting the noble works of Asian Canadians. Amidst this time Bryan Adam’s controversial post made people really furious.