Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Time)   "As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela tells me since I was a teenager. He has been a forceful presence in my life going back to 1979, when U2 made its first anti-apartheid effort"   (world.time.com ) divider line
    More: Sappy, Nelson Mandela, Bono, debt relief, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Congress of Paraguay, Sun City, Robben Island, righteousness  
•       •       •

1457 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 06 Dec 2013 at 10:23 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



76 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2013-12-06 09:38:41 AM  
He can't help but work in a plug right at the top.
 
2013-12-06 10:17:40 AM  
He really is a piece of shiat.

atoast2toast.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-06 10:33:25 AM  
Dumbass tag on vacation?
 
2013-12-06 10:33:28 AM  
Time to bring the Fark hate out -  nothing brings the ire more than celebrities that do charity, but of course it is never enough and the Farkers making the comments obviously do a lot more.
 
2013-12-06 10:34:09 AM  
Is there any high profile death that Bono can't insert himself into? One of my most frequent and reliable jokes anytime someone dies is to say "How long until Bono says there would've been no U2 without (insert star's name here)" And you farkers love it.
 
2013-12-06 10:34:11 AM  

hardinparamedic: He really is a piece of shiat.

[atoast2toast.files.wordpress.com image 792x612]


I understand South Park doesn't like him, but by all actual accounts he sounds like a really nice guy whose put all of his celebrity behind helping the less fortunate around the world.

What makes him a piece of shiat?
 
2013-12-06 10:34:28 AM  
Bono was quoted as saying: "Me me me, memememeeeeee. Me.. Me Me-me-me MEEEE. Me. Me me me me me me me me me. Meeeyyooo-ME ME ME. Me."
 
2013-12-06 10:35:15 AM  
Because he's the Dr Drew of rock when it comes to celebrity deaths?
 
2013-12-06 10:37:18 AM  

p the boiler: Time to bring the Fark hate out -  nothing brings the ire more than celebrities that do charity, but of course it is never enough and the Farkers making the comments obviously do a lot more.


It's nice and all that he does charity work or donations or whatever, but that doesn't erase the fact that he's a self promoting douche bag on par with Gene Simmons.
 
2013-12-06 10:38:16 AM  
But what about the food for the starving babies?
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-12-06 10:40:43 AM  
Please, please just try to shut the hell up.
 
2013-12-06 10:41:32 AM  

schubie: Is there any high profile death that Bono can't insert himself into? One of my most frequent and reliable jokes anytime someone dies is to say "How long until Bono says there would've been no U2 without (insert star's name here)" And you farkers love it.


Well, it's true there would've been no U2 without Paul Walker.
 
2013-12-06 10:41:56 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: It's nice and all that he does charity work


Don't you think you might be understating it just a tad?

Self-promoting douche or not, he does more charity work with his fame and fortune than most people will do in multiple lifetimes.
 
2013-12-06 10:44:20 AM  

p the boiler: Time to bring the Fark hate out - nothing brings the ire more than celebrities that do charity


Just 1.2% of the funds Bono's 'ONE' foundation collected actually went to charity.

And most of everything else was just him saying "Hey, people are starving and stuff. Buy my album to show you care".
 
2013-12-06 10:44:44 AM  

James!: What makes him a piece of shiat?


His inability to just help people. He has to be given a blowjob by everyone for doing so. So open your mouth, James.
 
2013-12-06 10:46:33 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: p the boiler: Time to bring the Fark hate out -  nothing brings the ire more than celebrities that do charity, but of course it is never enough and the Farkers making the comments obviously do a lot more.

It's nice and all that he does charity work or donations or whatever, but that doesn't erase the fact that he's a self promoting douche bag on par with Gene Simmons.


I guess a guy that made his money based on popularity shouldn't promote then
 
2013-12-06 10:51:05 AM  

un4gvn666: Dingleberry Dickwad: It's nice and all that he does charity work

Don't you think you might be understating it just a tad?

Self-promoting douche or not, he does more charity work with his fame and fortune than most people will do in multiple lifetimes.


Again, that doesn't mean he's not a self promoting jackass. I'm supposed to excuse one because of the other?

If Chris Brown were to dedicate his fame and fortune (what's left of it) to charity, but was still a violent abusive asshole, should I ignore the fact that he's a violent asshole?
 
2013-12-06 10:53:36 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: p the boiler: Time to bring the Fark hate out - nothing brings the ire more than celebrities that do charity

Just 1.2% of the funds Bono's 'ONE' foundation collected actually went to charity.

And most of everything else was just him saying "Hey, people are starving and stuff. Buy my album to show you care".


I've heard that - but then again if  you read the article the majority of that money came from the Gates Foundation and the mission of the organization is advocacy and awareness.

Of course there is also this:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bono#Philanthropic_work and this  http://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/bono

But none of that matters because everyone here is doing more.

Look, I don't want to call the man a saint - but rather, offer another point of view to the Fark hate
 
2013-12-06 10:54:20 AM  

hardinparamedic: James!: What makes him a piece of shiat?

His inability to just help people. He has to be given a blowjob by everyone for doing so. So open your mouth, James.


Do you have an example?
 
2013-12-06 10:56:07 AM  

hardinparamedic: He really is a piece of shiat.

[atoast2toast.files.wordpress.com image 792x612]


Yes, it's a HUGE shock that the libertarian douchebags that are Trey Parker & Matt Stone don't like folks who actually do charity work.
 
2013-12-06 10:56:56 AM  

James!: Do you have an example?


Yeah, the attention-whoring, self-aggrandizing piece of shiat article that Time published, linked to this thread.
 
2013-12-06 10:59:30 AM  

hardinparamedic: James!: Do you have an example?

Yeah, the attention-whoring, self-aggrandizing piece of shiat article that Time published, linked to this thread.


He wrote an article about the death of his friend.  How does that offend you?
 
2013-12-06 11:00:49 AM  

p the boiler: Dingleberry Dickwad: p the boiler: Time to bring the Fark hate out -  nothing brings the ire more than celebrities that do charity, but of course it is never enough and the Farkers making the comments obviously do a lot more.

It's nice and all that he does charity work or donations or whatever, but that doesn't erase the fact that he's a self promoting douche bag on par with Gene Simmons.

I guess a guy that made his money based on popularity shouldn't promote then


What he shouldn't do is "Hey I just spent x million to feed hungry Ethiopians! Buy my album!" or "Hey I just spent x months raising awareness for this cause. Aren't I awesome?" Do the charity work and shut the fark up about yourself. Let your actions speak for themselves.
 
2013-12-06 11:01:32 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: If Chris Brown were to dedicate his fame and fortune (what's left of it) to charity, but was still a violent abusive asshole, should I ignore the fact that he's a violent asshole?


Wow, false equivalences are apparently everywhere today.

Should a shameless self-promoter be compared to a spousal abuser? Why or why not?
 
2013-12-06 11:02:45 AM  
Bono is the Al Sharpton of U2.

/He's still a good man.
//Haters gunna hate
 
2013-12-06 11:05:32 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: p the boiler: Dingleberry Dickwad: p the boiler: Time to bring the Fark hate out -  nothing brings the ire more than celebrities that do charity, but of course it is never enough and the Farkers making the comments obviously do a lot more.

It's nice and all that he does charity work or donations or whatever, but that doesn't erase the fact that he's a self promoting douche bag on par with Gene Simmons.

I guess a guy that made his money based on popularity shouldn't promote then

What he shouldn't do is "Hey I just spent x million to feed hungry Ethiopians! Buy my album!" or "Hey I just spent x months raising awareness for this cause. Aren't I awesome?" Do the charity work and shut the fark up about yourself. Let your actions speak for themselves.


When has he suggested that people buy his albums because he gave to charity?

Also, wouldn't you agree that he can do just as much if not more for a cause by using his celebrity to bring attention to it than just by writing a check?
 
2013-12-06 11:06:06 AM  

hardinparamedic: Yeah, the attention-whoring, self-aggrandizing piece of shiat article that Time published, linked to this thread.


Huh.  The article by Bono was full of cool anecdotes about Mandela that he had because he was privileged to call him a friend.  Who knew that was "self-aggrandizing?"
 
2013-12-06 11:06:10 AM  

p the boiler: J. Frank Parnell: p the boiler: Time to bring the Fark hate out - nothing brings the ire more than celebrities that do charity

Just 1.2% of the funds Bono's 'ONE' foundation collected actually went to charity.

And most of everything else was just him saying "Hey, people are starving and stuff. Buy my album to show you care".

I've heard that - but then again if  you read the article the majority of that money came from the Gates Foundation and the mission of the organization is advocacy and awareness.

Of course there is also this:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bono#Philanthropic_work and this  http://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/bono

But none of that matters because everyone here is doing more.

Look, I don't want to call the man a saint - but rather, offer another point of view to the Fark hate


What the fark good does advocacy and awareness does? Everyone is aware of starving people
 
2013-12-06 11:06:59 AM  

James!: When has he suggested that people buy his albums because he gave to charity?


Also, even if he did do this, wouldn't the money he makes from selling those albums help him, I don't know, do more charity?
 
2013-12-06 11:08:47 AM  

machoprogrammer: Everyone is aware of starving people


That's a hell of a loose usage of "aware".
 
2013-12-06 11:10:28 AM  

p the boiler: But none of that matters because everyone here is doing more.


Anyone who raises awareness without donations, or using issues as a platform to sell albums, is doing more to help.

But it's the same as the American cancer society, who act like donated money is going to 'beat cancer' when they're doing a drive, when in fact the vast majority of the donated money goes towards their advertizing and administrative fees. They consider an ad for themselves asking people to donate more money as 'raising awareness of the issue'. All charities are essentially self serving in the same way.
 
2013-12-06 11:13:21 AM  
I've worked for charities my entire career.  Any time a celebrity promotes a non-profit they receive a wave of donations that completely overshadow what they would make normally.

One mention from a celebrity like Bono (which cost the charity $0) can easily over shadow all the mailings and fundraisers a charity pays for in a couple of years.
 
2013-12-06 11:15:23 AM  

un4gvn666: Dingleberry Dickwad: If Chris Brown were to dedicate his fame and fortune (what's left of it) to charity, but was still a violent abusive asshole, should I ignore the fact that he's a violent asshole?

Wow, false equivalences are apparently everywhere today.

Should a shameless self-promoter be compared to a spousal abuser? Why or why not?


I'm not calling them equivalent, I'm merely pointing out that doing charity work does not cancel out the negative qualities in a person.

If you want to me compare apples to apples, Gene Simmons donates to several charities including Kids Wish Network, and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Does that mean I'm supposed to like him and ignore the fact that he's a philandering self promoting jackass?
 
2013-12-06 11:15:28 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: p the boiler: But none of that matters because everyone here is doing more.

Anyone who raises awareness without donations, or using issues as a platform to sell albums, is doing more to help.

But it's the same as the American cancer society, who act like donated money is going to 'beat cancer' when they're doing a drive, when in fact the vast majority of the donated money goes towards their advertizing and administrative fees. They consider an ad for themselves asking people to donate more money as 'raising awareness of the issue'. All charities are essentially self serving in the same way.


If people don't know who you are how are they expected to give money or volunteer?
 
2013-12-06 11:17:24 AM  
As an activist I've always done whatever Summer Glau has told me to do.

She told me to stop writing to her several years ago so I've been pretty much freed up since then.
 
2013-12-06 11:21:09 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Does that mean I'm supposed to like him and ignore the fact that he's a philandering self promoting jackass?


Liking is immaterial, but yes, I think "I talk about myself a lot" and "I fark other women besides my wife" are clearly overshadowed by "I work to keep poor children from dying needlessly around the world."

farking priorities, man.
 
2013-12-06 11:25:26 AM  

James!: If people don't know who you are how are they expected to give money or volunteer?


But the money given only goes towards making sure more money is given, and administrative fees. Volunteers are kind of suckers in the whole awful thing. Working for free to make sure more money can be paid to administrators. While practically none of the money donated goes towards directly solving the problem, like they often pretend it will when asking for donations.
 
2013-12-06 11:28:29 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: un4gvn666: Dingleberry Dickwad: It's nice and all that he does charity work

Don't you think you might be understating it just a tad?

Self-promoting douche or not, he does more charity work with his fame and fortune than most people will do in multiple lifetimes.

Again, that doesn't mean he's not a self promoting jackass. I'm supposed to excuse one because of the other?

If Chris Brown were to dedicate his fame and fortune (what's left of it) to charity, but was still a violent abusive asshole, should I ignore the fact that he's a violent asshole?


I'm a bit disturbed you think beating women is on the same level as "look at me!"
 
2013-12-06 11:28:35 AM  
Bono is somewhat of an enigma. Yes, he is quite charitable and seems to have a strong social conscience. However, the timing of his philanthropy is often coincided with profitable enterprises of his own. Then there is the fact of his amazingly inflated sense of self-importance. He practically has a messiah complex. As successful as his life has been, he could still benefit from some humility. Unfortunately, I imagine he is incapable of honest introspection at this point.
 
2013-12-06 11:45:08 AM  
No hate like fark hate.

Falls under the same category as 'celebrities should shut up and entertain, unless they are celebrities I identify with'.

/surprised there isn't a 'War was the last good album' comment yet.
 
2013-12-06 11:55:24 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: James!: If people don't know who you are how are they expected to give money or volunteer?

But the money given only goes towards making sure more money is given, and administrative fees. Volunteers are kind of suckers in the whole awful thing. Working for free to make sure more money can be paid to administrators. While practically none of the money donated goes towards directly solving the problem, like they often pretend it will when asking for donations.


Have you heard of Charity Navigator? Organizations submit their 1090s to them and are evaluated by how they spend their money.
 
2013-12-06 12:05:15 PM  

James!: Have you heard of Charity Navigator? Organizations submit their 1090s to them and are evaluated by how they spend their money.


No, i have not. Thanks.
 
2013-12-06 12:08:07 PM  
I hope he follows Mandela's example by dying! farking douchebag.
 
2013-12-06 12:08:09 PM  
This guy makes me so mad I have to count to 14.
 
2013-12-06 12:09:50 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: James!: Have you heard of Charity Navigator? Organizations submit their 1090s to them and are evaluated by how they spend their money.

No, i have not. Thanks.


There are charities our there that are just moneymaking fronts or self-promotion engines, but most are actually working very hard to help people.
 
2013-12-06 12:10:48 PM  

Deadguy2322: I hope he follows Mandela's example by dying! farking douchebag.


You a South Park fan?
 
2013-12-06 12:19:55 PM  
I have a feeling Bono has been waiting for this day for a long time so he can make it about him
 
2013-12-06 12:24:32 PM  
Has that other insufferable douche Bob Geldof commented on Mandela yet?
 
2013-12-06 12:26:15 PM  
I guess he was not a Gabriel fan.

Because...
 
2013-12-06 12:30:52 PM  

"As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela tells me since I was a teenager. He has been a forceful presence in my life going back to 1979, when U2 made its first anti-apartheid effort"




Too bad not the same effort went into their music.
 
Displayed 50 of 76 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report