Canadian singer Bryan Adams trends on social media – but for all the wrong reasons.
Adams accused of racism on Instagram post who accused “eating bats, selling animals in the wet market, making virus-hungry bastards” for putting the world on hold, including his concerts at the Royal Albert Hall from London.
The 60-year-old released a video of him singing his hit Cuts Like a Knife on Instagram on Monday. His article said in part: “Tonight was supposed to be the start of a concert rental at @royalalberthall, but thanks to some (explanatory) bat eaters, sale of animals on the wet market, greedy bastard viruses, the whole world is now holding on. My message to them other than “thank you very much (explanatory)” has become vegan.
The post received nearly 61,000 views Monday evening.
Although comments on Instagram supported Adams or his message, it didn’t take long before Adams’ posting was on Twitter. Many users there have called him “racist.”
Others thought that Adams had a bad taste for complaining about missing concerts.
New Democrat MP Charlie Angus tweeted, “Poor Bryan Adams. The greatest pandemic in a century, a disease that has claimed the lives of so many good people, has ruined its concert. And he’s cranky. Grandis, multimillionaire idjit. “
The description on Adams’ Wikipedia page was briefly changed to include the word “racist,” but it was later deleted.
Adams released his first album in 1980 and has sold 65 million records worldwide.