The man behind your break-up track With or Without You is a not-so-closeted sexist Image: Getty
Right when you thought 2017 couldn't get worse, singer Bono hits you with a sexist statement that has you wishing the year ends ASAP. For some of us, the year was about losing great musicians. For others, it stood out as the year of unabashed sexism. The U2 frontman managed to drag us down on both counts.
The man behind your break-up track With or Without You is a not-so-closeted sexist as is evident in his recent interview with the Rolling Stones magazine. The singer spoke about how there's no place for "young male anger" in the current musical scene. Yea, let's blame the girls, as usual.
"I think music has gotten very girly. And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that's not good," he says. Alrrrright, then! Hip-hoppers are you taking this as a compliment?
#Bono is that crazy uncle, the one discussed in hushed voices.— Johnny DelMar (@MacGuffey) December 28, 2017
Clearly, netizens are not having it with his comments. For starters, he says 'girly' like it's a bad thing and secondly, he alludes to the stereotype that rock n' roll is the way to go for manly men. We wonder what Ed Sheeran and Jason Mraz have to say about this?
More than anything, his remark is a serious letdown for those who look up to him for his social work and commentary. Last year, Bono was awarded "Women of the Year" for his foundation Poverty is Sexist. He did say that he 'didn't deserve' the award. Well, now we know why.