LUVVIE rock star Bono is set to wave the EU flag at upcoming U2 concerts, it emerged today.
The multi-millionaire frontman was mocked after he claimed celebrating the EU is “transgressive” and “a radical act”.
The bizarre gesture is intended as a statement of support for Brussels in the wake of Brexit and Eurosceptic movements around the continent.
Bono, who is known for his political activism and charity work, revealed his plans in an article for German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
He wrote, “I’m told a rock band is at its best when it’s a little transgressive: when it pushes the bounds of so-called good taste, when it shocks, when it surprises.
“Well, U2 is kicking off its tour in Berlin this week, and we’ve just had one of our more provocative ideas: during the show we’re going to wave a big, bright, blue EU flag.”
The singer admitted his plan sounds “kitsch” – but insisted it’s actually “a radical act” because of Brexit and other anti-EU movements.
He claimed his home country of Ireland had gained “greater power” through being part of the EU.
And praising the values which are supposed to underpin the EU, Bono concluded: “That idea of Europe deserves songs written about it, and big bright blue flags to be waved about.
“To prevail in these troubled times Europe is a thought that needs to become a feeling.”
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Bono, 58, has been active in politics for decades and is close to leaders such as Tony Blair and George W. Bush.
But his latest wheeze was derided by U2 fans who urged him to stick to the music on the band’s upcoming tour.
One British fan, Ruth Fryman, said: “I prefer to choose my own causes. He’ll get short shrift waving that flag here in the UK!”