U2 announced their support for the campaign to repeal the 8th amendment last night and some ‘fans’ were shocked at that the famously political band would weigh in on a political issue…
They took to Twitter to endorse a Yes vote in the referendum on May 25th.
Posting an image of Maser’s logo, which was removed from the Project Arts Centre twice and reads “Repeal the 8th”, they captioned the tweet, “Vote on May 25th”.
Vote on May 25th pic.twitter.com/jiCVZvfJuH
— U2 (@U2) May 1, 2018
Amusingly some fans seemed taken aback that the band would make political statements.
U2 are arguably one of the most political bands of all time with Bono recently weighing in on the #MeToo movement nevermind decades of humanitarian work in Africa with Live Aid among other work.
Other fans were quick to clapback that it’d be weirder for U2 not to have their say.
People complaining that U2 are being too political aren’t real U2 fans 😂
— séamus (@seamusthewalrus) May 1, 2018
Bold, even for U2, to get directly involved in a specific social issue not focused on AIDS, Africa, or war and peace.
— Jeff Stender (@jwstender) May 1, 2018
Not a U2 fan, but if you’re offended that they’re making political stances, are you even a fan?
— Fintan Hennessy (@FintanHennessy) May 1, 2018
However, the majority of their fans were delighted with the public show of support and lauded the band for supporting the repeal campaign ahead of the referendum later this month.
U2 is always on the correct side of history. Thank you for that.
— Chris Real (@ChristofurReal) May 1, 2018
Aboy the lads. Now how about setting a big projector up on the hotel and putting this logo back where it belongs on your neighbors in project arts
— Mike Mc Loughlin (@zuroph) May 1, 2018
YES! YES! God i never loved you more!!! <3
— Am (@U2_ultraviolet) May 1, 2018
Just when I think I can’t love this band more. Thank you for taking a stand on this issue. As a woman and a longtime fan, bravo.
— PJ DeGenarØ #BoycottNRA🚫 (@PJDeGenaro) May 1, 2018