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    May 12, 2020

    Bryan Adams Is Facing Backlash Calling Him "Racist" For Comments He Made About The Coronavirus's Origins

    Bryan...WHY?

    On Monday, the "Summer of '69" singer Bryan Adams shared a video of a new song on Instagram with a caption that said "bat-eating, wet market animal-selling, virus-making greedy bastards" caused the COVID-19 pandemic. The singer also shared a link to the video on Twitter with the same text.

    "Thanks to some bat-eating, wet market animal-selling, virus-making greedy bastards, the whole world is now on hold," it read.

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    The "wet market" Bryan is referring to is the seafood market in Wuhan, China. Several of the first COVID-19 cases reported in Wuhan were tied to the market, but the actual origins of the virus are still unknown. Hoaxes have been circling online of bat-eating being the origin of COVID-19, making Asians targets of harassment.

    People quickly noticed Bryan's comments and called him out on social media.

    So Bryan Adams is like...SUPER super racist. Good to know. #bryanadamscutslikeaknife

    This tweet from @bryanadams.... ugh. Angry. Stigmatizing. Hate baiting. Scientifically wonky. I get that people are frustrated, but this kind of aggressive messaging from an influencer helps no one. cc @KatieNicholson @CBChealth @picardonhealth #COVID19 #coronavirus #Community

    *pours out a little on the ground for Bryan Adams' career*

    BRYAN ADAMS: 🎶 wrote my first real racist tweet / my career already in decline / blaming the Chinese for my lack of income / was the summer of COVID one-nine 🎶

    *sees Bryan Adams is trending: huh I wonder if he’s doing some sort of #Covid19 benefit or something *clicks on trend:

    @bryanadams @RoyalAlbertHall I was today old when I found out Bryan Adams is a racist.

    UPDATE

    Bryan Adams has now apologized for the caption, saying, "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."

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