Bono thinks comedy can kill ISIS 'show business' - enter Twitter (VIDEO)
The Irishman was at a US Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing to talk about foreign aid and violent extremism in the Middle East.
Bono lashed out at the international community on the refugee crisis, publishing a “record number” of press releases instead of “cutting cheques”.
ISIS displays of power in the region are “show business”, according to the rock god.
Then came the bombshell - comedy can combat ISIS.
“Don’t laugh,” he told the committee, “I think that comedy should be deployed.”
He reasoned that laughing at violent people can undercut and defeat them.
“The first people that Adolf Hitler threw out of Germany were the Dadaists and surrealists. It’s like: You speak violence, you speak their language.
“But you laugh at them, when they are goose-stepping down the street, and it takes away their power. So I’m suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Sasha Baron Cohen,” he said.
It would probably make great television, but it’s difficult to see how even the tightest set by the trio could disarm homicidal religious extremists brandishing deadly weapons and hell bent on destruction.
As expected, the people of Twitter have taken to ridiculing the U2 frontman.
[bono's plan to stop isis]— colley (@JamColley) April 13, 2016
BORAT: ISIS what you are doing is ~VERY NICE~
ISIS GUY: Oh tha-
ISIS GUY: Pack it in. We're done.
Someone should tell Bono that the problem with comedians in the Middle East is not ISIS but dictators, many backed by West, that jail them.— Arash Karami (@thekarami) April 13, 2016
Bono's gone full Kanye West and suggested that we fight ISIS through comedians making jokes about them.. pic.twitter.com/RHiPuviwoF— GilroysWorld (@GilroysWorld) April 13, 2016
Bono says we should send comedians to fight ISIS, but *i* say we are missing a trick if we don't send Bono.— Rebecca Davis (@becsplanb) April 13, 2016