U2 frontman Bono had to brace for the backlash from anti-reality social justice rebels without a [real] cause.
Bono offended the hypersensitive left when he told Rolling Stone magazine that men may dominate the music industry, but music itself has become “very girly.”
“I think music has gotten very girly,” the iconic rocker said. “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.”
And with that comment, feminists, the gender-confused crowd and, hell, even Black Lives Matter disciples, who pray at the alter of Beyoncé, took offense.
Without an avenue to release “young male anger,” Bono fears this could spell the end for rock music.
“When I was 16, I had a lot of anger in me,” he said. “You need to find a place for it and for guitars, whether it is with a drum machine – I don’t care. The moment something becomes preserved, it is f*cking over. You might as well put it in formaldehyde.
“In the end, what is rock & roll? Rage is at the heart of it. Some great rock & roll tends to have that, which is why the Who were such a great band. Or Pearl Jam.”
This is not the first time Bono, who is well known for his activism against poverty and AIDS relief on the African continent, has said something the left didn’t like.
In a 2013 speech at Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Event, the singer said capitalism takes more people out of poverty than government assistance.
U2′s Bono: Capitalism is only way to end poverty http://t.co/3mjiNDOcsI
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 14, 2013
More recently, Bono made the mistake of paying respect to Vice President Mike Pence earlier this year, which had progressive heads exploding.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 20, 2017
Here’s a quick sampling of the response to the “girly music” remark from Twitter:
wow!! starting off 2018 by cancelling bono!! I’m glad you think labeling something as “girly” is an insult. bc the “young male anger” which you miss so much has obviously gotten us so far this year?? right??? https://t.co/s25o6l0N15
— elise jacqueline🔮⚡️ (@moonagedemon) December 27, 2017
Excuse me, Bono, what’s wrong with being girly?
— ɱคՆՆ૦Րע (@shutupgunther) December 28, 2017
Bono thinks music is too girly and there's not enough anger? I'm a girl and I was really angry when he put a U2 album on my phone without asking me
— Jessie Thompson (@jessiecath) December 28, 2017
Bono has been criticized for calling music "too girly." It’s OK, Bono. The music industry can survive With or Without You. pic.twitter.com/xrf4dGgyfy
— AJ+ (@ajplus) December 28, 2017
girls are rock and roll. using girly as a derogarory term is for the feeble minded. bono is irrelevant and so is anyone else who agrees with those views
— emmy (@emmytantuccio) December 28, 2017
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