Most celebrities and musicians stay creative by making quarantine-themed songs, TikToks and other things. There are some really cool stuff out there, like Jamiroquai’s David Bowie cover, and some cringy and just completely irrelevant things like the “bat” song!
Before you ask, no – it’s not for the new Batman movie. Canadian singer Bryan Adams released a song, well more of a rant – about the coronavirus that’s undeniably racist.
“Thanks to some f***ing bat-eating, wet market animal-selling, virus-making greedy bastards, the whole world is now on hold,” he wrote on his Instagram caption. “thanks f***ing a lot, let’s go vegan.”
What’s hilarious is that Adam’s rant is also about his frustration for not being able to take up his tenancy at The Royal Albert Hall.
Adams (or his social media managers) have edited the post to acknowledge the “thousands that have suffered or died from the virus.” The same thing was posted on his Twitter but has since been deleted. But this is the internet, whatever you put out there stays forever…
He has apologised on Instagram, saying that he meant no harm and was just ranting:
“Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday. No excuse. I just wanted to rant about the horrible animal cruelty in these wet-markets being the possible source of the virus, and promote veganism.”
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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
Timothy Caulfield, a professor at the University of Alberta responded to Adams’ tweet, calling it “angry, stigmatising, hate-baiting and scientifically wonky.”
While there are many who disagreed with Adams’ posting, there are also those who defended it.
PETA, of course, backed Adam’s rant about promoting veganism. “This is why it’s crucial for everyone to go vegan now to prevent the next pandemic,” they wrote on Instagram in a response to Adams’ post. “It’s up to us create a kinder, healthier future for all species.”
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