If ever someone was going to come out on a tirade against the Chinese and their responsibility in this whole Coronavirus pandemic, I don’t think that you would have expected it to be Bryan Adams because well, I don’t think anyone really thought that Bryan Adams was necessarily a thing any more.
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Nevertheless, 2020 has been a weird one and it’s the Canadian singer songwriter who said the following on Twitter and is now being accused of racism:
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CUTS LIKE A KNIFE. A song by me. 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, not to mention the thousands that have suffered or died from this virus. 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’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. 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❤️ #songsfromisolation #covid_19 #banwetmarkets #selfisolation #bryanadamscutslikeaknife #govegan🌱
Not really sure if racist is the first thing I would take from that rant – more that he is a major vegan and thinks Chinese people are idiots for eating bats and hosting wet markets all the time? I don’t think that’s racist, but maybe I’m wrong there as these people seem to think that it is.
bryan adams desperately tries to regain “the fucking worst” trophy from ryan adams after years of fierce competition. pic.twitter.com/mNWI3CrSUB
— golikehellmachine (@golikehellmachi) May 12, 2020
I am so mad at Bryan Adams for his racist dumb comment that I went in my attic, found an old pair of Bugle Boy jeans from 1985, got his cassette from a pocket, and threw it out.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) May 12, 2020
OK, so look: if you do not understand why Bryan Adams’ tweet was super fucking racist, I can’t help you.
You are part of the problem.
JFC we are in the dumbest human timeline ever.
— Elizabeth C. McLaughlin 🩸🦷 (@ECMcLaughlin) May 12, 2020
This racist shit by Bryan Adams prompts a reminder that ‘wet markets’ are just places selling meat, fish and other perishable goods.
The alternative is a ‘dry market’ that sells non-perishables such as household products and electronics.
e.g. Billingsgate is a wet market. pic.twitter.com/BYowgfPZZ3
— Rachel Snelgar (@Rachel_Snelgar) May 12, 2020
Bryan Adams’ racist xenophobic tirade has been up for 10 hours now. Damage has been done.
— Dr. Wing Kar Li (@karliwithakay) May 12, 2020
The news that Bryan Adams is a disgusting, racist troglodyte really cuts like a knife.
— Dead Sea Squirrel (@the_ns) May 12, 2020
The Bryan Adams post that you think is MAGA rhetoric but turns out to be obnoxious vegan grandstanding is the greatest twist ending I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/eB4fCAx2uW
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) May 12, 2020
Glad to hold my hands up if I’m wrong but still think it’s more aimed at people eating animals in inhumane conditions rather than the Chinese and eugenics in particular. Think my reaction it is best illustrated in that last Alex Griswold tweet, and Bryan himself even said that this was his intention in another Instagram post today where he mustered up a half hearted apology for it. The original post is still up so it’s clear that he isn’t really sorry about it at all though.
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INTO THE FIRE. Title track from the same album. Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday. 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. Here’s the appropriately titled song that would have been performed tonight at the @royalalberthall . #bryanadamsintothefire #songsfromisolation #covid19 #banwetmarkets #govegan
Yeah, make up your own mind about it, but I don’t think I’m gonna be boycotting Bryan Adams because of it myself. Just wouldn’t have listened to him or gone to his concerts anyway.
For more of the same, check out Bryan Adams getting involved in a beef with Courtney Love and Lana Del Rey. Yeowch.