World reknown and respected political commentator, Noel Gallagher, has been criticising the Live8 gig.
‘Are they hoping one of these guys from the G8 … sees Annie Lennox singing ‘Sweet Dreams’ and thinks, “Fuck me, she might have a point there, you know.” It’s not going to fucking happen, is it?’
Oh dear – he’s never been the sharpest tool in the box, but does he really thing that the idea of having the bands on is that they themselves will persuade G8 leaders to change things? Does he not see the importance of raising the issue, of building a worldwide pressure build-up of public support for changes in a brutally unjust world trade system?
He’s clearly even more stupid that I thought. He’s being interviewed by The Observer, there’s a bunch of his peers doing what they can to raise awareness about justice issues, taking the mad existence that is pop superstardom and attempting to channel some of that spotlight onto the plight of the world’s poor, and he uses his platfom in a national newspaper to launch an ill-conceived attack on the aims…
So this week’s berk of the week award goes to Mr G.by