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Old 01-22-2010, 06:34 PM   #1
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Have U2 donated anything towards Haiti?

I was just wondering if U2 donated any money towards Haiti? A friend of mine asked earlier today and I can't seem to find anything
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:36 PM   #2
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There hasn't been any sort of official announcement from the U2 camp.

Fine by me - not every celebrity feels the need to announce what they're doing charity-wise.
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Bono and Edge have done the song with Jay-Z and Rihanna. And I assume proceeds from the digital sales will go to Haiti. So I guess that's kind of donating. Donating the gift of song?
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if Bono came out and said how much he donated or if he donated, people would get on his ass for announcing his charitable donation for publicities sake.
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I can't think of many times they have announced if or how much they donate... and that's pretty much the way I like it.

I have no clue which celebrities or how much anyone has donated.
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can i ask why we should give a shit?
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:47 PM   #7
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Uhm, since when have U2 NOT done anything charitable for a cause? I don't even know why your friend would need to ask.
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Fine by me - not every celebrity feels the need to announce what they're doing charity-wise.
I actually prefer it that way and usually find it crass when they do.
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i think they have, but if they announed it people would slag them off.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:59 PM   #10
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Most celebrities are damned if they do, damned if they don't.

They announce they've donated - ZOMG ATTENTION WHORES!

They don't announce anything - ZOMG SELFISH ASSHOLES!
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Most celebrities are damned if they do, damned if they don't.

They announce they've donated - ZOMG ATTENTION WHORES!

They don't announce anything - ZOMG SELFISH ASSHOLES!
Yep very much so, and i belive u2 are in a worse position than most.
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Hopefully they keep it annonymous, no reason to tell anyone
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:09 PM   #13
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Yep very much so, and i belive u2 are in a worse position than most.
Seriously. People are looking for a reason to hate. Just like that stupid tax thing. To some people, U2 moving part of their business out of Ireland for tax purposes = "Bono doesn't pay any taxes."

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can i ask why we should give a shit?
A lot of U2 fans follow the causes that U2 support. I don't think its necessary to be rude.
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The question posed was rude, but the idea that it would take the band's action to convince someone here to do so, or that they only donate to causes the band endorses, is a little sad.
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I meant follow the causes as in keep tabs on, not donate to them just because U2 does. I should have made myself more clear (if that's what you're referring to).
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The question posed was rude, but the idea that it would take the band's action to convince someone here to do so, or that they only donate to causes the band endorses, is a little sad.

Since when did the original poster suggest that he wasn't going to give unless U2 have already? He just asked if U2 have or not. Why the big deal?!
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I'm not singling out anyone specifically, I'm just extrapolating on what Sicy posted.
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The question posed was rude, but the idea that it would take the band's action to convince someone here to do so, or that they only donate to causes the band endorses, is a little sad.
that's what i was suggesting, much less eloquently.
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In my mind, I was thinking what you typed.
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