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Chris Chameleon joins Bono debate

2011-02-15 10:22
 
 
Cape Town - The public spat over U2's lead singer Bono's remarks about the ANC song Kill the Boer, spread even further on Monday.

Another well-known SA singer Chris Chameleon has expressed his support for Steve Hormeyr on Facebook and among other things said “the context of Bono’s remark is trivial”.

Chameleon said that “to say you have to choose the right community for such songs, is similar to condoning racist remarks at a braai”.

“Such thoughts and remarks should be discouraged on all levels of society.

“Ireland didn’t even experience the same type of casualties during its ‘war time’ as South Africa is experiencing during a time of peace."

Win favour

“We can’t afford to sing such songs (like Kill the Boer) or make remarks (like Bono’s) in this country.”

On Sunday evening in response to Bono’s explanation, Hofmeyr wrote on Facebook that he can’t, “like Bono, find any good context for hate speech like Kill the Boer.

“Bono is trying to win favour with the ANC by putting hate speech war songs in a good light by comparing it to Ireland’s.

“Yours is safe within context – ours isn’t.

“You live in peace in Dublin, while our farmers are being murdered like flies.

“I love your music, but I see right through the populist holes in your brain.

“With or without you? Without, lad.”
 
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