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Bryan Adams backlash sparks conversation about xenophobia

After Bryan Adams sparked a backlash with an inflammatory comment about the origins of the pandemic, we hear about growing concerns over xenophobia towards Canadians of East Asian descent.
The description of the video posted on Bryan Adams' official Instagram page is widely being criticized as racist. (@bryanadams/Instagram)

Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is facing a backlash after posting a rant about the origins of the pandemic on Instagram on Monday. And although Adams doesn't name China, or Chinese people, the comments are clearly about them.

Today we focus on concerns about growing xenophobia, including a series of racist attacks, against East Asians, with help from Susan Eng, director of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice, and dance artist Ziyian Kwan.

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