Bryan Adams is apologizing for comments he made on Instagram about the origins of the coronavirus. The 60-year-old Canadian singer shared a video of himself performing his 1983 song “Cuts Like a Knife” along with a harsh caption that seemingly had Adams blaming China for the pandemic.
“Thanks to some f—ing 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,” he wrote. “My message to them other than ‘thanks a f—ing lot’ is go vegan.”
Adams is one of several vegans who have tried to blame the pandemic on meat-eating, and though the People for the Ethical Treatments of Animals (PETA) released a statement in support of Adams, his comments prompted plenty of online backlash. Subsequently, Adams posted another video of himself performing “Into the Fire,” and apologized to those who were offended by his original post. “Apologies to any and all that took offense to my posting yesterday,” he wrote. “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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