by Michael dEstries
Categories: People.

snipshot_b2pmqbgsavj.jpgNoel Gallagher is extremly amusing to me — not only because his comments are so brash, but because he offers opinions that are truly honest and reflective of what he believes. He’s the type of person who thinks using fame for works of good is a waste of time. In other words, he’s probably the last person who would save you if you were drowning.

Well, he’s back in the media moaning and bitching once more about celebrity activism This time, his energy is directed at U2’s Bono. “With U2 it’s like play ‘One’, shut the f**k up about Africa. People don’t want to hear about it all the time.” Gallagher believes campaigns like ONE or Rock For Darfur are a waste of time and energy. He had this to say about Live 8’s efforts to reduce third-world debt,

“Correct me if I’m wrong, but are they hoping that one of these guys from the G8 is on a quick 15-minute break at Gleneagles and sees Annie Lennox singing “Sweet Dreams” and thinks, ‘Fuck me, she might have a point there, you know? And Keane doing “Somewhere Only We Know” and some Japanese businessman going, ‘Aw, look at him… we should really fucking drop that debt, you know.’ It’s not going to happen, is it?”

Wow, Noel! You’re right! We should just sit on our asses. If it’s not our problem, why bother to help? Instead of entertaining people and encouraging them to help the less fortunate of the world, lets just follow your example and get high off cocaine, bitch, and question the good deeds of others. You’re an inspiration.

Oh wait, you’re playing this month in a charity concert for children with cancer. If you’re playing by your own rules, I guess what you’re doing won’t make much of a difference for those kids, right? Are you in it for the money, Noel? Surely, you’re not “lowering” yourself down to the level of the people you criticize?

For more Gallagher hilarity, click here for past stories.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • David

    I think that Noel Gallagher’s
    one-liner about Bono will go down as
    one of the greatest. Right up there
    with Churchill, he just summed it up
    definitely ! no maybe !

  • webby

    For a better understanding on what Noel thinks read the whole interview instead, it can be found here:

    oh and by the way, Noel is a mellow family dad who has been off the cocaine for years now. Just a hint for all you ‘Wonderwall only fans’


  • Ben

    It’s not that Noel is not charitable, he just doesn’t blather on about it like Bono. You’ll find Noel performing at Cancer Trust every year, or way back in the day, at the Free Tibet concert, but he won’t preach to you between songs.

    And for the record, the best quote about Bono comes from the other Gallagher: “he could talk a glass eye to sleep.”

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