Wednesday smilejerker: Bono’s an evil bastard!

bono_narrowweb__300x3090.jpgNow don’t get ahead of yourself there! We all know Bono made some admirable charity acts and we give him praise for that. But sometimes, even the best of us have to suffer! Here’s what happened in one of their shows:

At a recent U2 concert in Glasgow, Scotland, he asked the audience for total quiet.

Then, in the silence, he started to slowly clap his hands, once every few seconds. Holding the audience in total silence, he said into the microphone, “Every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa dies.”

From the front of the crowd a voice with a broad Scottish accent pierced the quiet …

“Well, fuckin stop doin it then, ya evil bastard!”

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  • http://www.zmemusic.com Tibi Puiu

    Dude when I first read this, a few months ago, I was like ROFL! I’ve always had a soft spot for Scottish accents :))

  • joe

    [quote comment=””]Dude when I first read this, a few months ago, I was like ROFL! I’ve always had a soft spot for Scottish accents :))[/quote]

  • Scottish accents

    [quote comment=””][quote comment=””]Dude when I first read this, a few months ago, I was like ROFL! I’ve always had a soft spot for Scottish accents :))[/quote][/quote]

  • Chrissy

    Why the hell would someone say something so depressing in the middle of a concert? It’s no mystery that atrocities are happening in the world. People go to concerts to escape from reality for a short while, and this douchebag ruins it for thousands. Give them a few hours of guilt-free happiness, they paid to go to your shitty concert. If Bono cares so damn much, why doesn’t he take his fortune to Africa and go make a REAL difference instead of singing “Vertigo” in a sparkly suit?

  • sonik

    lighten up chrissy, it’s a joke the story is fake.

    http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/bono.asp

  • No one

    i thought it was funny… oh, and chrissy… how about getting your head out of your ass. if you knew anything… you would know Bono DOES help with the people in africa. infact he spends allot of time there helping last i heard.

  • Chronus

    Yep, unfortunately this never happened.
    Bono would never release his secret power of killing Africans by clapping so carelessly….

  • Marius

    No one Says

    Yes he spends lot of time, money on the other hand he keeps to himself. Did you know about flying the hat first class? That’s money well spent.
    Taking care not to pay too much in taxes too…

  • http://thesocalledme.net Jenny

    HAHAHA that has to be the funniest thing in the world.

  • darragh

    That’s an Urban Myth. I heard the same story about george clooney at the live8 concert. I’m no Bono fanatic but fair’s fair.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bettypaige22 Jayme

    Its great that he’s so socially aware, they payed to go see Bono. Everyone knows that he pats himself on the back for his charity work more than anyone else does. However, he uses his fame to help others and that is a great thing.

    However, this is morbidly funny… I couldn’t help but to laugh.

  • EFC

    Hey leave him alone! He wasn’t born like you or me. Imagine trying to go through your life as a… #2. Someone give Bono the biddi.

    :(

  • Chrissy

    Way to go, Chrissy. Giving Chrissy’s a bad name.

  • Jimguru

    IT WAS PROBABLY SMEATO WOT DONE IT!

  • http://RER.RER RER

    YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEAAAAHHHH!!!!

  • Eric

    Chrissy, I love you!

  • tony
  • Abby

    Holy crap! That is so funny! Well, the Scotch guy eas hilarious.
    Not Bono, but the sad part is..what he’s saying it true. But Bono wasn’t helping the situation…I will admit that!

  • Someone

    This had me short of ACTUALLY rolling on the floor laughing. Man, the scots! I say this in the highest of respect. Nice!

  • kevin

    For every stroke I make on this keyboard something happens to someone.