We also hear that Edun, Bono’s fashion label, has moved some of its factories from Africa to China. Edun, Bono tells us, is an “ethical” fashion house set up to alleviate poverty in Africa.
- He criticizes first world governments for not spending enough taxpayers’ money on aid while avoiding paying tax himself.
- He criticizes the private sector for not investing in African businesses while moving his own business out of Africa.
- He persuades others to donate money to his charity for the relief of the poor, then lets the charity pay its employees 43 times as much as it passes on to needy causes.
Time for an urban myth, but nevertheless, an entertaining one:
Bono, was playing a U2 concert in Glasgow, Scotland when he asked the audience for total quiet.Then in the silence, he started to slowly clap his hands ... once every few seconds. Holding the audience in total silence, he says into the microphone,
“Every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa dies.”
A voice with a broad Scottish accent, from near the front of the crowd, replies ...
... ... ... ... ... ... “Well, ... stop clappin’ then!”