A prominent Chinese-Canadian activist says she is shocked, disappointed and angry about an Instagram post from Canadian singer Bryan Adams’ official account that she and others say is racist.
The post contains a snippet of Adams singing his hit song ‘Cuts Like a Knife’. An accompanying description expresses his frustration that COVID-19-related restrictions have led to the postponing of three shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.
“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,” the post read.
“My message to them other than ‘thanks a f–king lot’ is go vegan.”
Bryan Adams, seen here in a 2018 photo, is a Grammy and Juno award-winning Canadian rock star who rose to fame in the 1980s. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)
Amy Go, president of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice called the post racist and believes it could stoke hatred of Chinese-Canadians. (Text, Photo by CBC)