Thursday, 17 February 2011
U2's Bono Face Criticism For Supporting 'Shoot The Boer' Song
For publicly supporting an African liberation song that calls for shooting white farmers (Boers) in South Africa,U2 Bono is confronting criticism from several groups.
In South Africa between Julius Malema,the song is currently at the center of a legal controversy.The ANC Youth League president, and white South African lobby groups who want the song to be banned as hate speech.
Bono compared the song to Irish rebel songs.
"It's fair to say it's folk music . . . as this was the struggle of some people that sang it over some time. But would you want to sing that in a certain community? It's pretty dumb. Yet it's about where and when you sing those songs. There's a rule for that kind of music."
U2 are currently on tour in South Africa.