U2’s Bono picked up his Woman of the Year honour at the Glamour Awards in Los Angeles and took the opportunity to read some mean tweets about himself.
The 56-year-old Irish singer personally attended the bash in Los Angeles on Monday night (14th November) and admitted to the audience it was “ridiculous” he was receiving the prestigious award.
After accepting his trophy from comedian Amy Poehler, a slightly embarrassed Bono said: “Well, it is a bit ridiculous and I know how ridiculous it is for me to be on this stage accepting this award but if I didn’t know how ridiculous it was I did have the blessed Internet to remind me.”
Bono then proceeded to read out two Tweets including one comparing him to "a 75-year-old lady from Miami.” Watch it here:
It was announced earlier this month that Bono was to become the first male recipient of the Woman of the Year honour for his variety of charity work including the Poverty Is Sexist campaign aimed at helping the world’s poorest women.
Justifying Bono’s inclusion in the Women of the Year list, Glamour Magazine wrote: “(Bono) has an extraordinary talent not just for music, but for tackling problems that seem intractable—and making mighty gains.
“By establishing Poverty Is Sexist, Bono is making it clear that powerful men can, and should, take on these deep-rooted issues.”
Also honoured on Monday night were Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, French finance minister Christine Lagarde, anti-Isis campaigner Nadia Murad, plus-size model Ashley Graham, fashion designer Miuccia Prada and Stanford sexual assault case survivor Emily Doe.