WATCH: Bono Accepts Woman Of The Year Award By Ruthlessly Roasting Himself

It seemed a bit fucking rich when Bono, fan favourite of dads everywhere and noted man, was named among Glamour‘s Women of the Year. We live in a culture where men are constantly given credit for things women have done and are disproportionately awarded for showing just a modicum of decency, also it’s funny because Bono is just ridiculous.
He was introduced to the stage by the incredible Amy Poehler, who summed up the situation pretty well:
“It’s gonna be hard to give another one of these awards next year because, frankly, there’s no one more deserving than Bono, and we’re gonna spend the next four years watching white men congratulate themselves. I think we’ll be full up.”
Apparently Bono wasn’t completely unaware of the craziness of the situation, if the opener to his acceptance speech is anything to go by:
“This is, 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.”

The internet was not very kind to Bono about this, which was admittedly not his fault, but also admittedly, very funny. He too seems to have seen the funny side in it though, and decided to read out a few of his favourite tweets about the situation:

“‘Out of all the women alive, Bono is my favourite. It’s just so inspiring how she overcame the adversity of being a millionaire white dude.‘, or ‘It’s so important that our daughters understand that they can grow up to be Bono.‘, and this is actually my favourite, but it really hurts: ‘Sure, Glamour named Bono woman of the year, but in their defence, the transition lenses do make him look like a 75-year-old lady from Miami.” 

I was taken aback by the charity work that he actually does, I’d previously only really thought of him as a man in stupid sunglasses who writes insufferable music. The speech is surprisingly pretty moving, you can watch it from the 1:37:00 mark:

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