AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Berates Bono, Bob Geldof

Brian Johnson-AC DC SingerBrian Johnson of rock band AC/DC has some words of advice to celebrity activists Bono and Bob Geldof: Shut your mouth and donate your own money to help poor people!

The 62-year-old AC/DC vocalist criticized Bono and Geldof for talking down to ordinary people about not being proactive in donating to charity. Johnson said the multimillionaires should instead just give what they can give to the beneficiaries of their charities without publicizing their work. “I’m sorry mate, do it yourself, spend some of your own money and get it done,” he said. Johnson added that he himself is doing his own share of charity work, but is not lecturing people to part with their hard-earned money. “I don’t tell everybody they should give money – they can’t afford it.”

Bono and Geldof have been attacked in the past by other celebrities for their pedagogical way of rallying people to help the less fortunate, especially in Africa. However, both have shrugged off the criticism and have been involved in charity work for several decades. Bono is a regular fixture in G8 summits, while Geldof is best known for organizing the Live 8 concerts.