Sharon Osbourne Trashes U2 as “Middle Age Political Groupies,” “Megalomaniacs”

Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne is not a fan of U2. Danny Martindale/

When it comes to U2, Sharon Osbourne would much rather be without the band, than with them. The television personality, 61, took to Twitter on Monday, Sept. 15, to offer some unprompted opinions on the Bono-led band. 

“U2 you are business moguls not musicians anymore,” she wrote, after U2 partnered with Apple to release the new album Songs of Innocence. “No wonder you have to give your mediocre music away for free cause no one wants to buy it.”

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Songs of Innocence was announced at a highly anticipated Apple event, and the album was downloaded for free to iTunes customers’ accounts. 

“Guys nothing is for free, how much you making?” Osbourne continued of the deal, which reportedly cost Apple $100 million. “PS, btw you are just a bunch of middle age political groupies….”

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She didn’t stop there, however. Osbourne continued her rant against the “Ordinary Love” performers in two more tweets: “Whose political ass are we going to pull you out of today? Or are you front row at another tragic fashion show?… Jimmy Iovine, iTunes, U2, you’re a bunch of megalomaniacs. F–K YOU!”

The Talk host took a break for a few hours from her U2 hating, but returned to it on Monday night, telling followers how to remove the band’s album from their iTunes. 

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“Here’s how to say NO to @U2’s new  record that was forced upon you by @iTunes – #NoThankU2,” she tweeted with a link to Apple’s instructions. 

There has been no comment from Bono, nor the rest of his U2 bandmates, on Osbourne’s words. 

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