Bryan Adams Went On A “Bat Eating” Rant About The Coronavirus

May 12, 2020 / Posted by:

There was a time that if you said the name Ryan Adams, people would ask, “Wait, did you say Ryan or Bryan? Is that the good one or the bad one?“. Ryan was of course the bad one, while Bryan Adams was the harmless Canadian one. That is, he was until yesterday. Now people are going to have to get specific and ask, “Is that the one who is an alleged creep, or the one who said problematic shit about the coronavirus on Twitter?

Bryan is 60 years old and is still playing shows because you can never underestimate the number of middle-aged women who get extremely horny for that song from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. But because of COVID-19, those horny ladies won’t get to see Bryan perform anytime soon, including three shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall which were scheduled for this week.

Bryan is obviously very pissed that he’s still stuck inside, and yesterday he took out his frustrations on Twitter and Instagram. On the day of what should have been his first of three performances, Bryan let everyone know who he thinks is to blame for the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Bryan Instagrammed and tweeted (then later deleted) the following message:

According to Bryan, Londoners can’t rock out to him because of some, “bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards.” He adds, “My message to them other than ‘Thanks a fucking lot’ is to go vegan.” Bryan doesn’t call out a specific country, but based on the pretty obvious scent of racism with that bat-eating accusation, it’s pretty clear he’s got some aggressive anti-Wuhan energy.

BBC News points out that so many people were pissed at Bryan’s rant, that his name started trending on Twitter. And it’s not really a surprise why. There’s a whole Wikipedia article dedicated solely to incidents of anti-Chinese racism that have happened in response to the coronavirus. Of course, Bryan did have some online supporters, like Ann Coulter and Katie Hopkins. So, if you want to visualize who will still be wine-drunk shimmying to “Summer of 69” at his next concert, there you have it.

Bryan’s tweet has since been replaced with a far more sensitive message encouraging everyone to stay healthy during the COVID-19 quarantine:

However, the original offensive Instagram message that started it all has yet to be deleted. It’s right beside the video Bryan posted earlier today, in which he offered up a half-hearted apology for anyone who was offended by his comments about the origin. But, he’s still not sorry for suggesting you all go vegan and he still is very anti-wet market.

Bryan was ALLEGEDLY born in Canada, which makes him a Canadian person. And yet the best apology he could come up with was basically one of those, “I’m sorry if you were offended” ones? I’m sorry, but an actual legitimate Canadian would have said, “I’m sorry” at least three times. Look, I’m sorry, but someone had to say it.


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