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Old 02-28-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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Bono called Chris Martin a wanker...

I'm suprised I haven't seen this posted in here, it's the kind of thing that interference usually implodes over...



U2's Bono stuns Radio 1 listeners by calling Chris Martin a w****r live on air | The Sun |Showbiz|Bizarre
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:27 PM   #2
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I would guess even Gwyneth calls him a wanker
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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for some reason this just doesnt seem real to me....isn't the Sun like a rag of a magazine anyway?
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:33 PM   #4
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It happened during one of the performances/interviews the other day, so it was talked about in that thread.

Sadly, Bono immediately said that he was kidding.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:35 PM   #5
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I heard it was a joke
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:43 PM   #6
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Now Perez Hilton is getting into it

Perez Hilton: Bono Hits Chris Martin With A Low Blow
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:48 PM   #7
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Seems fake to me. Bono likely said it tongue in cheek. Completely sarcastic I bet.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:53 PM   #8
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Here's how I heard it:

Bono said he's gifted, but a wanker. The host asked him to apologize because, mainly, 'wanker' is a swear-word in the UK and you can't say that live. Bono, who was probably just ribbing one of his cohorts with the comment, got surly and retorted in the vein of "ok then, he's a dysfunctional cretin. That better?". Host still didn't like it, so later in the interview, Bono kinda said, "Ah, fine, he's a good guy, happy"

Trouble is, in print, it sounds way more passive-aggressive, and I'm sure the interwebs will be all aflame about it. In that context, probably not great for the band. On the other hand, finally, some sparring amongst top bands. Been too long!
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:07 PM   #9
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I hope he is kidding, Chris Martin may not be all that well liked, but he is an avid fan of U2, and gives the band a lot of props and deference. ie. His Q awards acceptance speech where he said CP were the best band in the world, but only until U2 came back from holiday.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:26 PM   #10
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Radio 1 also apologised on-air immediately after Bono used an expletive to describe Coldplay's lead singer Chris Martin. The BBC said it had received no complaints about it.
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | U2 play surprise rooftop concert
Just read it, was just about to make a thread about it too.
Like Ross said last night, "You can't be both"
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I hope he really wasn't kidding. Bono just went up a couple of notches in my bad-ass list. Chris Martin indeed is a wanker. Just because he's an ^ avid U2 fan doesn't make it impossible to be a wanker. Plenty of people on this website alone are giant wankers. Avid U2 fan and wanker - not oxymorons to each other.
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I heard it was a joke
I heard it was the truth!
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there's plenty of avid u2 fans who are wankers.


coldplay don't offend me enough to get excited about this, in the unlikely event of it being serious.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:30 PM   #14
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Is there an audio version of this? because if there is I'm putting that on my answering machine, as my alarm, my phone ringer, my sms ringer. Best thing he's said since "They’re not there in the beginning but when your story ends, Gonna last with you longer than your friend". Cheers.
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Is there an audio version of this? because if there is I'm putting that on my answering machine, as my alarm, my phone ringer, my sms ringer.
Ahahahaha seconded.

And yeah he was joking/being sarcastic, I assume. U2.com has the entire interview transcript here.
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I really don't know what to say.

Right now I can imagine Chris Martin ripping up his U2 posters in his bedroom.
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I was listening live and did a huge double take before bursting out laughing. Bono was totally having a joke and just got caught out, however, the more I think about it, the more I think it may have been a very cunning publicity stunt to wind up the BBC whilst it is recovering from recent 'scandals'. If it was it has certainly worked to drum up publicity, possibly even more so than the rooftop gig.
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Is there an audio version of this?
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Seems fake to me. Bono likely said it tongue in cheek. Completely sarcastic I bet.
Probably so, but he really had nothing to apologize for.
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Yeah!! Just what I needed to hear all along,from the man himself no less

I would have basically told him to piss off if I had to do anything with him...
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