Brian May has offered his hot take on the COVID-19 pandemic. The Queen guitarist believes that meat-eaters are to blame for the crisis.
In an interview with NME, May mused “This pandemic seemed to come from people eating animals, and it’s becoming more well known that eating animals is not the greatest thing for our health.
“We’ve seen more of the effects of how eating animals has brought us to our knees as a species,” he continues. “I think it’s time to re-examine our world in a way that doesn’t abuse other species.”
May transitioned to veganism in January this year, and has made it his personal mission to be “a bit more preachy about veganism because to me it is the way forward.”
Whilst May’s belief that veganism is the way forward has merit, the origin of COVID-19 is still unknown. Perhaps the most popular theory is that the disease was passed to humans through illegal bat or pangolin meat sold at a wet market in Wuhan, China. Though scientists don’t believe this theory is “conclusive by any means.”
Brian May isn’t the only stalwart rocker to deliver a scorching opinion on the pandemic. In a recent interview with SiriusXM, Paul McCartney called for a shutdown of wet markets in China.
“I really hope that this will mean the Chinese government says ‘OK guys, we have really got to get super hygienic around here.’ Let’s face it, it is a little bit medieval eating bats,'” the former Beatle told Howard Stern.
“They might as well be letting off atomic bombs because it’s affecting the whole world/ Whoever is responsible for this is at war with the world and itself.”