Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Bono is an Asshole

From Snopes.com:

Bono, whilst playing a gig in Glasgow, got the whole crowd to be silent and then began slowly clapping his hands. He got the crowd to clap along for a while, the stadium quiet except for the rhythmic clapping...

After a short period Bono spoke, saying that everytime he clapped his hands a child in Africa died...

Suddenly, from the front row of the venue a voice broke out in thick Scottish brogue, ending the silence as it echoed across the crowd, the voice cried out to Bono "Well stop ****ing doing it then!!"


Okay this is apparently an urban legend, no one can say for certain whether this actually took place or not...but I like to belive it did happen and just goes to substantiate a hypothesis of mine...Bono is an asshole.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have never been able to stomach U2 or Bono's Holier than thou attitude and 'out of breath' style of... I guess you call it singing. Fuck him. What about the children in Ireland that die every year?

Anonymous said...

It's really odd that you put this on your site today as snopes.com debunked it this past tuesday.

Becca said...

Anon 1-
Yeah Bono in my mind is a true asshole. He's always out there solicting money for the world...but he never seems to be donating any of his own. Afterall he does live in a country that doesn't even have an income tax.

Anon 2-
Yeah did you not read the whole post, I did say this whole thing was supposedly an urban legend.

Mob said...

Real or not, I still laughed at the punch line.

Tony D said...

Yea well I know bono and I know and i know larry mullen, larry is a genuinely nice guy who goes for a few drinks in the pub and is normal when people approach him, as for bono he tells the wold they need to be so much better while he makes so much money promotes himself so much and donates nothing of his vast fortune to any cause ever. He is such a paradox and not a good one, he's even speaking with an english accent lately - whats that all about? he truly is not a man of the people just an ass wipe. id like to see him donate even on fifth of his fortune at least other wealthy people might join him until he does something like that he will just not et the respect he seeks so repetitively.