Image credits: Bryan Adams / Instagram.

On Monday, 60-year-old Canadian rockstar Bryan Adams kicked off an abusive rant against coronavirus pandemic.
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Last Updated: May 12, 2020, 10:55 AM IST

Canadian rockstar Bryan Adams is really angry.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Businesses have shut down. Companies are letting go of their employees. Pay cuts have become a new norm in 2020. Sporting events are a thing of history. Artists have been forced to cancel tours. Flights across the world are grounded. Bats have turned into monsters in the past couple of months for spreading COVID-19. Wuhan’s wet market has been shunned globally.

More than 4 million have been affected by the deadly disease across the world. Those who have steered away from the virus are facing panic, anxiety, and depression.

Amidst this, Adams who was set to be starting gigs at London’s Albert Hall starting Monday night, went on a “corona rant” on his Instagram account.

The 60-year-old musician shared a clip of him singing one of his hits Cuts Like a Knife but it was his caption that grabbed attention for all the wrong reasons.

“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 f**king 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,” Adams wrote without mincing any words.

“My message to them other than “thanks a fu**ing 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❤️ “

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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

A post shared by Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) on May 11, 2020 at 8:45am PDT

Almost instantly the singer was called out on his racism and xenophobic remarks on Twitter and Instagram.

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 pic.twitter.com/gvy9k4XlEc

— Born Miserable (@bornmiserable) May 12, 2020



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

— GeneralAmaya⚖️ (@MelaKatie) May 12, 2020


I really can’t believe how wild 2020 is turning. Even Canadians like #BryanAdams are posting racist & xenophobic shit. This post is super disgusting. And factually incorrect. pic.twitter.com/nH06h9wnp2

— Raymond Vagell ️‍ (@PrancingPapio) May 12, 2020