U2 frontman Bono (Boneheado) brought his star power to Capitol Hill on Tuesday (pictured) as he called on members of Congress to take swift action with ‘comedy‘ to deal with the global refugee crisis and violent extremism.
As he testified to the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, he offered one novel suggestion for countering extremism.
‘Don’t laugh,’ Bono said, suggesting the Senate ‘send in’ comedians Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen to counteract the militants’ violent message.
‘If you laugh at them when they’re goose-stepping down the street, then it takes away their power,’ he said.
On Tuesday night, Schumer tweeted ‘holy s***’ after learning Bono suggested sending in comedians including her to fight violent extremism.
I think Bono needs to stick to what he does best. I dig some of his music, not a bit his goofy politics. Give it a rest dude … seriously.
h/t Daily Mail