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7 of the most annoying things Bono has ever said or done

It’s his birthday, so there’s some nice stuff about Bono in here too.

IT’S BONO’S BIRTHDAY today.

He’s 53, which he’s going to HATE because he loves being down with the kids what with his sunglasses and his lepping around the stage.

He’s a “love him or hate him” kind of guy, so we’re taking a look at some of the things he’s done to annoy us over the years…

1. He’s inspired some very poor graffiti

Like this:

Image: Informatique/Flickr/CreativeCommons

And this:

via Technically Human/Tumblr

Prompting this response from Dublin City Council:

Image: rickophis via Reddit, who says “This appeared next to graffiti on my friend’s apartment block”

The band maintain that all of their tax affairs are in order, by the way.

2. Where’s the consistency?

He had a go at Chris Martin from Coldplay, and then backtracked:

I think he’s that good a melodist, but he’s a wanker… He’s obviously a completely dysfunctional character and a cretin.

Then he changed his mind:

I think they [Coldplay] are a great band and actually, it turns out he’s a great soul as well. Sorry about that. I was just joking entirely.

Annoying. Pick a side and stick with it Bono.

3. The ever-present peace sign

Aung San Suu Kyi is *this* close to throwing her eyes up to heaven (Julien Behal/PA Wire)

Right in our faces (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/Press Association Images)

“Why can’t you just wave like everyone else?” (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

4. No Bono, if you invited us around for dinner, THEN we’d be close to each other

Nonsense (U2Wallpapers.blogspot.com)

5. So many feels

I can’t live, with or without you.

Oh Bono, you annoy us with your perfect description of that relationship we’ve all had. And you make us cry after a few ales.

via Imgur

6. He can’t count in Spanish

This means:

One, two, three, fourteen!

7. Would he ever get a jacket that fits him?

Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Hang on though, seeing as it is his birthday, lets have a look at some of the good stuff he’s done too.

He goes busking on Grafton Street at Christmas

Image: @HarryHudTay/Harry Hudson Taylor

You can check out the videos here and here.

He does a fair whack of charity work

Bono and The Edge performing on stage at the tiny Union Chapel in Islington, north London,as part of the Little Noise Sessions week of gigs in aid of the charity Mencap (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Alicia Keys, right, stands with Bono, Bono’s wife Ali Hewson, Padma Lakshmi, Leigh Blake unidentified children at the Fourth Annual Black Ball Concert for “Keep A Child Alive” (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

He puts on a good show

Video: YouTube/Calculatored

Happy Birthday Bono, you’re not so bad.

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Emer McLysaght

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