Hofmeyr parodies Sunday Bloody Sunday

2011-02-15 12:16
Jean-Marie Korff
Cape Town - Steve Hofmeyr has thought it good to write his own version of U2’s Sunday Bloody Sunday in an attempt to have the last say about Bono’s remarks.

Hofmeyr became annoyed after Bono, lead singer of U2, said that he believes struggle songs, specifically the controversial ANC Shoot the Boer song, have a place on the musical landscape.

According to Times Live, the Irish singer and political and human rights activist said struggle songs had a place, but should not be sung in public places and a "certain community. It's pretty dumb," he said.

Hofmeyr took this in a very personal way and responded by boycotting U2’s Johannesburg concert by throwing his tickets, worth R5 000, in the Jukskei River.

'Kill the Boer Bono says'

Hofmeyr has replaced the original lyrics of U2's Sunday Bloody Sunday and posted it on his website as follows:
 
"The Boere father stands and weeps,

"Bodies bleeding at his feet

"Bono used to understand the call

"Kill the Boer Bono says, yes shoot them all"

Times Live reported that Hofmeyr did not respond to emails or interview requests as he had "said everything he wants to say on Twitter", according to his office assistant.

Tweets

Twitter users reportedly had a lot to say, calling Hofmeyr "irrelevant" and "a clown" for his outburst.

Lyndsey Duff tweeted: "There's nothing worse than someone who tweets about it every time they take a dump in a river."

Michelle Mollett said: "Steve Hofmeyr's an ass. Somebody please explain to him what Bono actually said before he embarrasses SA even further."

'Sies vir jou'

On Hofmeyr’s website, below the post of his lyrics, he responded to people calling him an attention-seeker by saying that he "was one of the South Africa's top CD-sellers last year" and that he is "getting more attention than Lady Di".

He also wrote: "One day maybe I'll be seen as someone with legit concerns and no more.

"Before I blame ALL South Africans of idiocratic sing-a-long, may I express my utter amazement at the non-Afrikaner support I am getting from any South African and similar minority victims all over the world.

"Especially black folk understand the pain of what is happening to my people."

According to Times Live, he also urged Bono to revise his "African omniscience" without the help of Wikipedia, which he said, "won't do. You're supposed to be a role model. Sies vir jou."

Comments

  • TheWasp - 2011-02-15 12:33

    Steve Hofmeyer for white's is the equivalent of Juli-ass Malema for blacks. They both open their mouths to change feet! How do we shut them both up or should we just leave them to embarrass themselves...as they do, thick skinned idiots!

      Lanfear - 2011-02-15 12:48

      How true! As I said in a previous comment, I am sure that Juju and Stevie frequently phone each other to compare notes and ratings! Poor wee Stevie, he can't even write his own hits, he must always cover someone else's! I also think he only "warned" Neil Diamond because he is afraid that after South Africans have seen the "real thing", they won't go to his Neil-shows anymore.

      micahfaure - 2011-02-15 16:29

      I will have the final say by saying that we must all conclude that Killing is bad, whites, blacks, all races. Blacks are not as dumb as you think, neither is Bono ( read his words carefully, use a dictionary if you have too there is no shame in that). There is no point in spaming Bono, if anything you should be spamming Malema who wants to go into the music career after he is washed up as a politician(sooner than you think) and want to use the song as his single. We are all South Africans, if farmer are being killed, blacks should be concerned and if black are being killed whites should be concerned. It is wrong that farmers are being killed and condolances to those family, but guys people don't develop a conspiracy theory that there is some sort of ethnic clensing going on ! I can match every famer killed with a person(s) killed in the townships everyday. Let as all use this space to unite against crime and spend time exchanging ideas on how we are going to fight it for the good of South africa as a whole.

      mike - 2011-02-15 16:39

      Lets see, Julies is trying to get people killed and Steve is trying to stop him, hmmm, not sure I see it Wasp but you obviously don't care about people dying either way!

      141mat - 2011-02-16 13:43

      @micahfarue. I take my hat off to you sir. You are a true South African. Thanks buddy.

  • Justin Kinley Atkins - 2011-02-15 12:36

    What a plonker!

  • ZibbaGal - 2011-02-15 12:37

    Stevie, Stevie Stevie... eish, you, may man, are HILARIOUS!!!!! In fact, STEVIE for president eerrrybody!!!!! hahahahaaaaaaaaaa

  • Milo - 2011-02-15 12:41

    Apparently none of you have lost a loved one to a farm attack! Stop doing the ostrich and get your head of the sand you jellyfishes!!

      slademich - 2011-02-15 13:45

      And Apparently you Milo, like Steve missed the entire point of the article. Bono does not support what the song is saying, in fact he blatantly stated that singing such a song in public is stupid. Afriforum have acknowledged that Bono's words are exactly the message they are trying to convey. Did you hear that? The main opposition to the song are saying that they support the comment now wake up!

      Vedder - 2011-02-15 14:04

      I am a white English speaking South African and it is horrible to what has happened to the Farmers but Hofmeyer needs to either read or listen to what Bono said.Hofmeyer is behaving like just like Melema.

  • daaivark - 2011-02-15 12:41

    "Especially black folk understand the pain of what is happening to my people." How deluded can you get. How many black people do you know well enough to know their feelings on this. PATETIES BOETA, PATETIES. En asseblief, moenie nou vir my kom slaan of jou tee op my omgooi nie, hoor. Ek is nie 'n vrou nie.

      Enigma - 2011-02-17 07:52

      Ag, daaivark, jy's 'n man na my hart! Steve has no idea what ANYBODY else in this country of ours feels or thinks - he is the only person in his pathetic little world. Let him take off his khaki shirt and disappear in the bush for he can obviously not read properly.

  • JimBob - 2011-02-15 12:43

    I always had an idea, but it has now become fact - Steve Hofmeyer is SA's biggest Palooka! If he did a quarter of what Bono does for charity and human rights he would be a real man, instead of a headline grabbing knob!!

      marinacraill - 2011-02-15 14:08

      Amen JimBob! Couldn't have said it better myself! Steve word tog asb nou groot. Jou "Bruce Beyers" karakter is besig om na vore te kom!!!

  • Viv - 2011-02-15 12:44

    Steve you are truley a pathetic excuse for a human being. Should have thrown yourself into the Juksei instead of your tickets. Chump!

  • unskinnybob - 2011-02-15 12:49

    Agree with Steve. There is no context in which singing "Kill the ANYTHING" is justified. That said, I like Steve most when he's not singing.

      Felix - 2011-02-16 13:11

      mosquito?

  • dpz.andre - 2011-02-15 12:52

    STEVE SUCK!! BONO ROCK!!

      Paul69 - 2011-02-15 13:17

      wow dpz.andre, any more great one liners that will inspire the nation to follow a has been idiot who preaches one thing and does the opposite. So what did you stand up for latetly, and no i don't mean to go the toilet, but something that you actually believe in, so carry on with your misspent youth one liners and shut the hell up. If i by some miricle had tickets , i would have pissed on them, not just thrown them away.

  • rose.africa - 2011-02-15 12:53

    Steve Hofmeyr hasn't an original bone in his body. Over the years he has copied"styles and "singers" (remember the Neil Diamond phase or the school boy cap n tie phase?)Can one person give me a synopsis of Steve Hofmeyrs personal styel? NO! He is an attention seeking narcissistic moron. Every move he makes, every casue he embraces even his "legitimate concerns" and utterances are all planned and staged to keep him in the public eye.

      Grazy - 2011-02-15 12:58

      Pampoen.

      Picasso - 2011-02-15 15:04

      Rose.africa, you're making youself look like a retard, it is one thing to make a valid point, but talking sh#t put you in the same boat as Steve and Malema.

  • lburnard - 2011-02-15 12:57

    Clearly all those who support Bono's comments support Julius Malema and his racist attitude. Our country is meant to be working toward reconciliation and people like Julius Malema divide our country further. The murder of someone purely because they are white afrikaans and live or work on a farm is digusting and any song which supports it is equally so. I don't think that in a country with as much division as ours there is any place for a song like kill the boer!

      pointblankza - 2011-02-15 14:33

      Support Bono in what? He said singing those songs in public are stupid, so yes I support him...

      Hanjo - 2011-02-15 14:48

      well singing them in private is better then???you are all f*cking idiots, no matter where you sing these songs, they're offensive...yes, Bono said singing these songs in public is stupid...that is not enough to get my thumbs up...sorry, steve may be an idiot, but Bono is a c*nt

      Picasso - 2011-02-15 15:07

      Pointblank, so if the ANCYL sing the song at their private meetings it doesn't instigate violence and it doesn't have the same effect as in public?

      Chillepeppa - 2011-02-15 20:24

      Picasso, ALL political meetings are "supposed" to be open to the public, so no, it may not be sung there if that is what the courts decide, but will YOU be patrolling the suburban streets to listen if you can hear some palooka singing that or some other palooka raising his old SA flag? And to say everyone who support Bono, supports JM, just as silly an assumption. That would be the same as saying all whites are racists who wants apartheid back. Just stupid!!!

  • dewaldjohan.olivier - 2011-02-15 12:57

    are you not the same people who had a problem with the "shoot the boer song" in the first place? the song has motivated many farm murders, therefore it causes more damage than it does good. we are all allowed to react the way we want. he just rewrote some lyrics.

  • Dean - 2011-02-15 13:00

    I commend Steve for standing up. If Bono doe's not understand the underlying meaning of "Kill The Boer" he should come & farm in South Africa. Dean Williams, an ex U2 supporter.

  • Eish! - 2011-02-15 13:04

    Go, Steve. I'm not Afrikaans, but I'm right behind you. Yes, I did read and understand the whole article - and guess what - Bono is still a patronizing, condescending bonehead who hasn't made a good album since 1987.

      pointblankza - 2011-02-15 14:34

      Mmmm, I see we have Steve Poefmeyer front rowers here....

  • Ever_R - 2011-02-15 13:06

    Not surprising since he makes most of his money out of cover versions anyway. He should rather do a version of Dr Alban's Roll Down the Rubberman - and hopefully learn how contraception works.

      Njayam - 2011-02-16 19:51

      Couldn't have said it better.

  • Leenie - 2011-02-15 13:08

    Steve is a chop and missed one of the greatest musical shows ever to hit SA..

  • nic007ole - 2011-02-15 13:08

    thats why Steve is Stevie and Bono is BONO..enough said

  • Ben - 2011-02-15 13:14

    Steve stop it. Jy maak my skaam bra. Empty can rattle the most. In die suide gee ons nie om wat jy doen nie. En U2 weet nie eers wie jy is nie. Los dit.

  • brokennews - 2011-02-15 13:14

    More embarrassment. Pity he didn't drown while chucking away his tickets.

  • Janine - 2011-02-15 13:27

    Well done on getting more attention than Lady Di. Has he perhaps noticed that she is dead??

      Greg - 2011-02-16 13:41

      haha Janine, good one. He wishes he got 1/8th of the attention she STILL gets, even dead. He's nothing more than a dumbass tjop. Yep, he should have landed in the Jukskei with his tickets and drowned the idiot! Anything for attention.

  • epherb - 2011-02-15 13:38

    All Artist seek attention. Why do you think they get paid!

  • Carlos - 2011-02-15 13:42

    At least Steve does not incite violence. If you really think Julius and Steve are the same you are .............I can just laugh at you and shake my head. And Bono calls himself a human rights activist. Doesn’t he know that his words carries power and adds to the controversy around this major issue? Again there are people in society that will see this as approval and that the farmers will carry the blunt for these outburst. I am Portuguese and why can't other races and nationalities see what these type of comments do to our broader society. Bono says what he wants and returns to his safe and stable country behind his body guards and high walled mansion. Does not spend more than a second reflecting on what he said and what the ramification will be .South-Africans stare them blind . Face it there are really a lot dumb people in SA which will take the words of these songs to heart and follow them out. There is already a huge ,huge problem with farm murders and these sort of comments by Julius and Bon etc.etc does not help the situation .

  • warrick.guest - 2011-02-15 13:42

    Is this DOOS still at it... good for a laugh though ;) Stevie my boy, you obviously didn't pass English at school now did you?

  • warrick.guest - 2011-02-15 13:47

    Is this DOOS still at it... good for a laugh though ;) Stevie my boy, you obviously didn't pass English at school now did you?

  • Woman - 2011-02-15 13:52

    Steve has the same strain of foot in mouth disease as Malema. Hope nobody else catches it! Steve, please, please, old man, it's time to start taking regular medication (NOT the current cocaine, which you seem to be overdoing a bit

  • Vedder - 2011-02-15 13:53

    Hofmeyer you just a White Malema!!You are an embarrassment to this country and all the Boere!!

      Njayam - 2011-02-16 19:53

      For once I agree with you on something, Vedder. Steve is quite an embarassment.

  • mm - 2011-02-15 13:59

    Steve Hofmeyr is a drama queen...

  • Chezzabinks - 2011-02-15 14:00

    Steve Hofmeyer is a first class chop and no better than Julius Malema himself

  • KDP - 2011-02-15 14:01

    Steve you irrelevant clown!

  • kungfupanda - 2011-02-15 14:03

    1647 farmers killed since 1991. Shoot the farmer, shoot the boer!!!

      LogicBomb - 2011-02-15 14:26

      Your stats are WAY off. It's well over 3 000 (and counting).

      Paralegal - 2011-02-15 14:28

      You are obviously looking for an argument. Prat.

  • Citizen SA - 2011-02-15 14:05

    I have Family that have been brutally killed on their farm my little cousin was only 12 years old and was de-capitated with a panga. Bono go back home you have no idea what song encourages in SA.

      pointblankza - 2011-02-15 14:35

      That's why he said singing those songs in public are stupid, or did you miss that part?

      mike - 2011-02-15 16:33

      @Point - you sir have some serious issues.

  • shocked - 2011-02-15 14:05

    What must we do to make this moron shut up? Steve's cd's make great coffee coasters and frisbees!

      Greg - 2011-02-16 13:43

      provided you got them for nothing, retract........ I wouldn't want them in my house, not even as coasters. Dom donder that he is, was, will stay.

  • Badger - 2011-02-15 14:09

    Steve Blofmeyer is sooooo last year. Sales are down and attention dwindling. Then he steals Neil Diamond's songs and has the cheek to tell him to shut up. Hoffie Boy, time for you to buy a plaas somewhere far away and breed cattle or something. But whatever you do, please just f@#$%^& OFF. Thanks.

      Janine - 2011-02-15 15:29

      Please don't mention Steve and breeding in the same post! It might encourage him to go out and spread his seed a bit more.

      ronbonjon - 2011-02-16 14:51

      I agree - he is such an idiot and loser!!! his only followers are wanna be groupies, who are deaf -

  • Carlos - 2011-02-15 14:12

    At least Steve does not incite violence. If you really think Julius and Steve are the same you are .............I can just laugh at you and shake my head. And Bono calls himself a human rights activist. Doesn’t he know that his words carries power and adds to the controversy around this major issue? Again there are people in society that will see this as approval and that the farmers will carry the blunt for these outburst. I am Portuguese and why can't other races and nationalities see what these type of comments do to our broader society. Bono says what he wants and returns to his safe and stable country behind his body guards and high walled mansion. Does not spend more than a second reflecting on what he said and what the ramification will be .South-Africans stare them blind . Face it there are really a lot dumb people in SA which will take the words of these songs to heart and follow them out. There is already a huge ,huge problem with farm murders and these sort of comments by Julius and Bon etc.etc does not help the situation .

      Vedder - 2011-02-15 14:27

      @Carlos...you right we are a bunch of dumb South Africans.Bono must think we are a bunch of morons.He never once said kill the boer should be sung!F#@K people , read what he said

  • facepalm.co.za - 2011-02-15 14:23

    What a chop.

  • Mandy - 2011-02-15 14:23

    Bono is an old "past his sell-by-date" hasbeen!!!!!! Steve might be a chump most of the time - but I fully support him on this one - and if the Almighty Julius would do his usual monkey war dance and get Bono kicked out of our country - I would seriously consider rerating his IQ to above 5 - he would score big brownie points in my book !!! Bono has NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to come and parade his sorry arse in SA and sing songs about apartheid - about which he hasn't got a clue. Stupid dumb antagonist - that's all. I am so glad I didn't waste my money on U2 tickets - cos I would have dumped them as well!!!!

      carel.esterhuysen - 2011-02-15 14:55

      Please Mandy, inform the rest of us, when did Bono sing songs about apartheid? Maybe you should get informed about the FACTS regarding Bono's statements before shooting your mouth off and making an ass out of yourself. Has been? With over 4 million worldwide tickets sold for their current world tour, you either have your own ridiculous definition of "has been" or you are demented.

      ronbonjon - 2011-02-16 14:52

      You are stupid Mandy, Bono is a true legend and if you listen to an idiot like steve hoffmeyer and the crap that comes out of his mouth all for publicity, then you are just as brain dead yourself.

      bluejay - 2011-02-16 21:53

      more than 98 000 people went to go see that 'past his sell-by date hasbeen'.i am just wondering what you going to call that 98 000 people!please don't disappoint me now.

  • Marco - 2011-02-15 14:24

    what a total moron, rather keep quiet you make white South Africans sound retarded. Stop trying to get attention you have your fan base in South Africa and should be good enough but now you take Bono's (who is also quite annoying) words out of context and use them as platform to rally up your narrow minded sub human supporters.

  • flyingsaucer - 2011-02-15 14:25

    pathetic fart, go stink up your own bathroom, before you piss onto the world stage. Damn hypocrate, randy for attention, addicted to cash and with the vision of a cyclope. At least confirmation of who not to support... let's collect all CD's from the millions who were given one as a present, but never wanted it in the first place - then burn them publically - Ha, ha - have that for drama you chop!

  • Karl - 2011-02-15 14:29

    So your beloved bono says there is a time and a place for the song. Be this at a meeting in the township with AK 47,s beer and dagga with 10 of my mates!!Lets kill the boer F u 2!!

      pointblankza - 2011-02-15 14:37

      Leave the herb out of this..

  • shocked - 2011-02-15 14:30

    Wouldn't it be great if U2 could somwehow sue him for using there song somehow? That would be the funniest thing i could hope for right now!

      sirpreme.overlord - 2011-02-15 15:53

      I think even acknowledging his existence would be too much of a compliment. Steve is such a bloody chop, not even my pitbull would want to eat him.

  • genevieve - 2011-02-15 14:31

    Yes, Steve does go overboard sometimes, but wait, a couple of years down the line, and it is coming just like Egypt, when the un-masses revolt, unwashed, uneducated, unemployed hoards, the boere will be the first to suffer, while you smart ass city dwellers flee to Oz. As for Bono-head, he is nothing but an aging IRA terrorist whose music sucks.

  • Carlos - 2011-02-15 14:37

    At least Steve does not incite violence. If you really think Julius and Steve are the same you are .............I can just laugh at you and shake my head. And Bono calls himself a human rights activist. Doesn’t he know that his words carries power and adds to the controversy around this major issue? Again there are people in society that will see this as approval and that the farmers will carry the blunt for these outburst. I am Portuguese and why can't other races and nationalities see what these type of comments do to our broader society. Bono says what he wants and returns to his safe and stable country behind his body guards and high walled mansion. Does not spend more than a second reflecting on what he said and what the ramification will be .South-Africans stare them blind . Face it there are really a lot dumb people in SA which will take the words of these songs to heart and follow them . There is already a huge ,huge problem with farm murders and these sort of comments by Julius and Bon etc.etc does not help the situation .

  • jacquesuk - 2011-02-15 14:40

    As a white South African male I want nothing to do with Hofmeyer. He is just seeking publicity and does not give a damn about the true meaning of being a South African. Let's move on people.....

  • Anton - 2011-02-15 14:43

    What a poephol. Does Steve really think that Bono even cares about a common, small time, banal music maker? The only thing worse than Steve is his music. Bugger of to Perth you dinosaur!

      trublu - 2011-02-15 14:50

      Anton jy lyk nes n doos....daai foto pas jou nommerpas jou pateet.

      Wolff - 2011-02-16 19:48

      Anton jou ma.

  • nox - 2011-02-15 14:43

    Steve Hofmeyr .... keep your trap shut! You are SUCH an embarrassment for this country!

  • Bcos - 2011-02-15 14:52

    Argh really Steve you are such a tosser!! You just love the sound of you own voice !! Open your ears and you might have understood what was ment by the comment from Bono! ps What the hell have you done to help Africa....!! You are just the laughing stock of SA.... Steve against Bono haha !

  • tommy 2 - 2011-02-15 14:56

    Steve are you jealous,cause you only play at bars,festivals,locally.People are entitled to their opinions and i am sure Bono does not have to side with anybody.What Bono actually said in the interview is being misunderstood by our Afrikaans speaking citizens.What is amazing is artists from South Africa want to have a say when it looks like there is a bit of JEALOUSY GOING ON.Steve can you please go on tour with Chris and go and tell the guys in the DRC /SUDAN / that people should sing songs of the opposition of that country. What, washed up musicians will do for the media spotlight.

  • Dee - 2011-02-15 14:58

    Steve - you will never be of the same caliber as Bono or any other international singer! Many people disagree with things you do but do you see them making mountains out of molehills?? Everyone is entitled to their own opinions even if we disagree with them! Your music sucks and the only reason I would ever buy a CD of yours was to BURN it...

  • Picasso - 2011-02-15 14:59

    Steve, trashing the tickets out of protest was cool, but you must learn when to stop dude! There is a fine line between making your point and making yourself look like an idiot.

  • trublu - 2011-02-15 14:59

    Your Hero Bono feel a fat phuck for all u whities. Blacks sing kill the whiteman in their struggle song and it's all fine with BONER...phuck him and his music! Cant believe there's so many stupid people in this country....Boner supports Malema and all u "fine" folks still buy tickets to watch this plonker!??? Get a live people really...U2 use to be a decent band back in the days....now Boner needs to go back to the country he use to sing struggle songs...it's like living in the past...and BONER belongs in the past. BONO SUCK...BIG TIME! All he wants from u retards is your money....nothing else matters ....get a life guys....rather keep your money for a real rock band...KINGS of ROCK!!!!!!!

      shocked - 2011-02-15 15:17

      You are clearly retarded, unable to read and off your meds. Basically what bono said was if Julie Arse wants to sing in the shower while cleansing himself of aids with JZ then thats fine. Nobody can take away the right to sing the song but it should not be allowed in certain places, ie public. So why dont you swave up your money so your ANC phat phuckers can have another party then you can pay bail for whoever needs it. You stupid ignorant twat, if you cant say anythuing intelligent.... shut your face!

      sirpreme.overlord - 2011-02-15 16:00

      Trublu bra, you are typical of the idiots that drag down white South Africans, and make us look stupid in the eyes of the world. It's no wonder that the only people supporting Steve are inbred neanderthals who wear khaki.

      trublu - 2011-02-15 16:29

      Supreme overlord you and shocked are pathetic dude...still sucking up to the world and what will the "world" think of us....Poor souls...who give a phuck dude!?? This is our country dude and WE LIVE here...not BONER or anyone else....Malema suck and anyone who supports him suck too....get a live dude....U2 and BONER is soooo phucking 80's...grow up and smell the guiness...and stop sucking up to hasbeen rockers.

      shocked - 2011-02-16 15:52

      When you are finished f%cking your sister and can string a coherent sentence together try again so we understand what it is you are bitching about. Till then shut the hell up!