Every time a tragedy occurs, U2 singer Bono is always in front of the camera raising money for charity or in Washington D.C. speaking to lawmakers.
During concerts, he also tries to lecture his fans about the need to perform charity work and make a difference.
I don’t see anything wrong with that, but apparently AC/DC singer Brian Johnson does. In an interview with the Herald Sun Web site, Johnson said
“When I was a working man, I didn’t want to go to a concert for some bastard to talk down to me that I should be thinking of some kid in Africa. I’m sorry mate, do it yourself, spend some of your own money and get it done. It just makes me angry. I become all tyrannical. Do a charity gig, fair enough, but not on worldwide television. I do it myself, I don’t tell everybody I’m doing it. I don’t tell everybody they should give money. They can’t afford it.”
I can somewhat understand where Johnson is coming from, but I think Bono has been effective by being so outspoken.
He spends a lot of time raising awareness about important issues that need to be discussed.
If you’re given a public platform where you can raise awareness about charitable causes, then do it. As long as you’re staying positive, I see nothing wrong with trying to motivate your fans to become more charitable too.