neeroc (neeroc) wrote,
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neeroc

Thank you!

I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels this way - What do pop stars know about the world?

See somewhat related previous post.

Next thing you know they'll be telling us they're more popular than Jesus. How far do their egos actually go?

Geldof has also become a jet-setting political spokesman for the poor and destitute.

He recently caused controversy in Canada (a G8 nation) when he told Prime Minister Paul Martin not to bother showing up at the G8 meeting in Edinburgh on 6 July unless he was prepared to increase Canada's foreign aid to 0.7% of GDP.

Canadians weren't best pleased with Geldof's "snarling and snapping at big league politicians", as one columnist described it.

"Since when do statesmen bow down to rock stars?", asked Connie Woodcock of the Toronto Sun. "I'm sure Geldof means well, but where does this second-string musician get off telling Paul Martin he doesn't like our foreign aid spending?"
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