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Old 02-12-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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Why the hell do so many people hate Bono?

It's come to my attention recently that there's a huge amount of people who for some reason or other say they hate Bono. I have no idea why. I've heard various reasons—that it's popular, that people in the media made bad lights of some things he/the band did, that it's because he's helping Africa.

Is there a specific reason or are they just sadly uninformed and all decided to hate him?

It makes me sad...
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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Not one of these threads again ...
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:01 PM   #3
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I think people are just jealous.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:02 PM   #4
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It's so not even worth worrying about. Don't waste your energy.
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I think people are just jealous.
Good response. Hah.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:09 PM   #7
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its cool to hate him
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:12 PM   #8
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Because he's easy to hate. People who don't pay as much attention to Bono as we do assume that he's just a rich guy trying to gain brownie points by helping the poor and that he really doesn't care. And the occasional media reports questioning the validity of organizations like ONE or The Global Fund and portraying U2 as tax dodgers don't help. People read those things and come to a conclusion in their own minds and don't look into the matter any further. I know I've done that with other celebrities; I read something bad about someone and think "What a jerk," and I don't care enough to research it any further.
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its cool to hate him
South Park and Family Guy said so.

But no really, it has become cool to hate Bono. People are so pressured by others around them, especially with the youth. It's the same thing with people with disabilities, people of minorities, gay people, etc. Not actually funny. People just do it because someone else they look up to did it. And it spreads like a wildfire.
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Because he's easy to hate. People who don't pay as much attention to Bono as we do assume that he's just a rich guy trying to gain brownie points by helping the poor and that he really doesn't care. And the occasional media reports questioning the validity of organizations like ONE or The Global Fund and portraying U2 as tax dodgers don't help. People read those things and come to a conclusion in their own minds and don't look into the matter any further. I know I've done that with other things; I read something bad about someone and think "What a jerk," and I don't care enough to research it any further.
That's a pretty damn good explanation
It's generally just ignorance/following the fashion trend of being cynical.
Also, i guess the concept of a rock star focusing on charity so much just irritates people.
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Also, i guess the concept of a rock star focusing on charity so much just irritates people.
yeah that too
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I too have to wonder why the hate is so intense these days. I get Google Alerts about U2 news and whenever I visit a story on a newspaper site or blog, there's nearly always some awful comments. I've seen really extreme comments that are downright scary. One site had the trailer for Killing Bono and the comments were just awful, like "oh, i got really excited by the title", "it would only be a good movie if he dies at the end, preferably stabbed many times in a pool of blood".
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People do this because they're ugly little jerks. Apparently they want to remind the world of how broken they are, then drag everyone else into their own puddle of misery.

And I have no clue how people wish for someone's death like that. The hell?
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Because he's easy to hate. People who don't pay as much attention to Bono as we do assume that he's just a rich guy trying to gain brownie points by helping the poor and that he really doesn't care. And the occasional media reports questioning the validity of organizations like ONE or The Global Fund and portraying U2 as tax dodgers don't help. People read those things and come to a conclusion in their own minds and don't look into the matter any further. I know I've done that with other celebrities; I read something bad about someone and think "What a jerk," and I don't care enough to research it any further.
I agree with all of this.
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He's Rich, he's famous, he's successfull, he got a beautiful wife and kids, leads a happy life, tries to help others in the meantime. What's there not to hate?
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And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
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