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Sinead O’Connor slams Band Aid 30 critics

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By EMN Updated: Nov 27, 2014 10:33 pm
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Sinead O’Connor reckons that critics of Band Aid 30 should “shut the f**k up”.
The singer was one of the many artists appearing on the new version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas Time?’, and has blasted stars including Emeli Sande, – who appeared on the song but complained about the lyrics – Lily Allen and Damon Albarn following their gripes about the charity track.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sinead exploded: “I think everyone should shut the f**k up. If you didn’t like the lyrics you shouldn’t have agreed to sing the song.
“I think it’s smug of Lily Allen to say it’s smug. The assumption that anyone performing on the record has not privately given money is exactly that, an assumption. And who gives a f**k what Damon f***ing Albarn thinks?”
Her comments come after Lily Allen branded the record as “smug” and insisted those who took part should have donated privately to the Ebola crisis if they really wanted to help the West Africa situation.
Lily said at the time: “I prefer to do my charitable bit by donating actual money and not being lumped in a with a bunch of people like that.
“It’s like the success club and I’m not really in that club. I don’t think I’m above it all – I’m way below it. But there’s something a bit smug about it.” And Emeli apologised on Twitter over the weekend if the song “caused offence”, explaining she wanted to write her own lyrics for the song.
“I agree the lyric needs changing. In fact I feel a whole new song is required. Angelique Kidjo and I made and sang our own edits. Unfortunately, none of these made the final cut.”
Blur singer Damon questioned whether the single was the right way to tackle the problem, claiming that there are “problems with our idea of charity” when campaigns such as this one “balloon out of nothing”.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 27, 2014 10:33:23 pm