Ahead of what was originally scheduled to be the launch of his latest gigs, Adams, 60, vented his frustration online, blaming, “f**king bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards” for the pandemic.
“Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday,” the singer later captioned an apology post featuring him performing “Into the Fire.” “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,” Adams continued. “Here’s the appropriately titled song that would have been performed tonight at the @royalalberthall.”
Adams' earlier post came as he marked what was supposed to be the first of three concerts at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Like most concerts and tours around the globe, the events were canceled in order to limit the spread of the virus, with Adams’ shows postponed until April 2021.
“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**king lot’ is go vegan,” Adams wrote. “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.”
— Cindy PikaChu ✨朱良蒨 (she/her) 🌸✨ (@iamcindychu) May 12, 2020
Others defended the musician, with one Twitter user writing that Adams was “saying what the majority of us is thinking.”
For fuck sake. Give Bryan Adams a break. He’s only saying what the majority is thinking. A lot of people saying he’s racist - bullshit! If I was called a “pie eating, beer drinking British arsehole” I wouldn’t say you were racist, I’d say you were correct 😂👍. #BryanAdams