THUNDER BAY – ENTERTAINMENT – We are living in a new world. COVID-19 has taken the entertainment industry and given the summer tours, along with the summer fairs, and almost every entertainment opportunity and caused massive cancellations.
Canadian musician Bryan Adams took to Instagram last night to complain about it.
Adams shared this:
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
Almost immediately the Twitter world lit up. Adams started trending #1 on Twitter and people started to respond calling the singer and founder of the Bryan Adams Foundation a racist, or worse.
International media started to publish articles on the Tweet.
Bryan Adams attacks China as 'bat eating, virus making' source of coronavirus https://t.co/AbmDsURzAJ
— The Guardian (@guardian) May 12, 2020
I, on the other hand, have always been a fan of Bryan Adams but this was beneath him. If he wants to blame someone in China for COVID-19, blame its dictators who hid the fact it was capable of human transmission until it was too late to stop it, turning it into a pandemic. https://t.co/yzvNnGzvQH
— Lorrie Goldstein (@sunlorrie) May 12, 2020
There has been no comment back from Bryan Adams or his foundation as yet. Adams is a member of the Order of Canada, it is not known what impact his online post may have on that position.
It does, however, go to show that the ages-old saying to “Think before you speak” has a great deal of relevance in today’s online world wherein an instant your words can echo around the world.