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Why Is Bryan Adams Trending On Twitter? Racism.

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | May 12, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | May 12, 2020 |


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Last week, Bryan Adams was chiefly known as a past-his-prime Canadian rock star famous for songs like “Summer of ‘69”, “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” and “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” Then, he shared something jaw-droppingly racist on social media.

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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🌱

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Adams played a bit of “Cuts Like A Knife” on Instagram to reach out to fans who were missing out on a concert canceled because of the COVID 19 shutdowns. That’s all good. Then there’s the caption, in which Adams wrote:

Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some f*cking 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 f*cking lot” is go vegan.

Yes. Bryan Adams just went from well-regarded Canadian balladeer to ranting racist who is blaming the Chinese and meat-eating on COVID-19. The Guardian notes that Adams is conflating various theories about the origins of COVID-19, none of which have been confirmed. Some of which have been touted by President Trump for blatantly political ends.

Here’s how Twitter reacted.

Some called out the racism of these remarks.

Many cracked jokes.

Others—including Katie Hopkins—supported Adams.

Then, there were those who didn’t see how mocking Chinese food culture and painting the Chinese as a “greedy bastards” who allegedly made a world-ravaging virus is racist.

Maybe unrelated, but this feels relevant.

Meanwhile, it is only Tuesday.




Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.



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