Bryan Adams for racist comments on coronavirus

Singer Bryan Adams apologised for a social media post in which he blamed “bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards” for the novel coronavirus. The post was widely condemned on social media, and Amy Go, president of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice, said that the singer’s comments were “just so, so, so, so racist.” In his apology, also posted on Instagram, Adams said he had no excuse. He “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.” Many researchers believe that the virus originated from a wet market in Wuhan, China, although a theory that the virus emerged from a lab in Wuhan has gained ground in recent weeks. The Chinese state-backed Wuhan Institute of Virology has dismissed the allegations. Countries around the world have seen an uptick in racist attacks against people of Asian descent as fear and anger around the novel coronavirus increase.