By now, nearly everyone has voiced their opinion about U2‘s iTunes invasion, where — as you have probably heard by now — they surprised millions of people by releasing the album, with no prior announcement, straight into millions of people’s iClouds without asking permission to do so first.
’90s rockers Everclear parodied the move in a Funny or Die video, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney complained about it to The Seattle Times, and Tyler, the Creator complained about it on Twitter. Eventually, U2 themselves addressed it via a Facebook video that saw them answering questions from fans, with Bono admitting, “We may have gotten a bit carried away.”
But late night host Jimmy Kimmel had his own take on the move — and Bono’s apology — last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“What did he do wrong?” he asked after watching the apology video. “The songs don’t even take up hard drive space; they’re on the cloud. And it’s U2! It’s not like Limp Bizkit got back together and snuck something into our pockets. It’s one of the greatest bands ever!
“Maybe we should demand an apology from Santa Claus,” he continued.