The ‘Summer of 69’ singer was due to begin his residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall this week, however the shows were cancelled to comply with current venue restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The post was a video of Adams singing an acoustic rendition of ‘Cut Like A Knife’ with the caption filled with the bizarre rant blaming the pandemic on ‘wet market animal selling, virus making greedy b******s.’
In the bizarre rant which he posted on Instagram he wrote: “Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some f*****g bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy b******s, 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 f*****g 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.”
While comments are now disabled on the video, when it was originally posted social media users rushed to the post to brand Adams a ‘racist’.
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.
"People look up to public figures. He is seen as an idol by many," Go said. "It justifies this racist hatred against Chinese.… This is so irresponsible and just so, so, so, so racist."