KEY POINTS

  • Bryan Adams blamed animal cruelty and the wet markets for the coronavirus outbreak
  • Bryan Adams apologized for his coronavirus rant
  • Twitter users react to Bryan Adams’ coronavirus rant and apology

 Bryan Adams apologized on Instagram after his coronavirus rant.

On Tuesday (May 12), the “Pease Forgive Me” hitmaker took to Instagram to apologize for his controversial rant about the coronavirus outbreak on social media. Adams explained that he just wanted to express what he was feeling about animal cruelty and took it as an opportunity to promote veganism. He issued his apology alongside a video of him singing “Into the Fire.”

“Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday,” Adams 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.”

On Monday, Adams posted his thoughts about the coronavirus pandemic on the same platform along with a clip of him singing “Cuts Like A Knife.” On the same day, he was supposed to begin a series of gigs at the Royal Albert Hall. Unfortunately, it was canceled due to the pandemic.

In a lengthy post, he ranted about COVID-19 and put the blame on the people who engage in bat eating and on wet markets that sell wild animals. He also called the same people greedy and blamed them because the world was put on hold and thousands have suffered and died from the virus.

“My message to them other than ‘thanks a [explicit] lot’ is go vegan,” he wrote.

Adams added that he wished he could be there. So, he promised to perform a snippet from each album that he was supposed to perform for the next few days.

Adams disabled the comments section on his post. However, his message drew criticisms on Twitter. Several accused him of being racist.

But when the singer apologized, some were also disappointed because for them, he was telling the truth.

“The only thing Bryan Adams did this week to disappoint me was apologizing,” Cory Morgan wrote.

“Never apologise. Never explain. It only encourages the little bastards,” Katie Hopkins posted.

 

Bryan Adams Adam Helliker recently claimed that Bryan Adams will perform at Prince Harry's wedding. Pictured: Adams performs during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games 2017 at Air Canada Centre on Sept. 30, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Photo: Getty Images/Harry How for the Invictus Games Foundation