On Tuesday, U2’s Bono apologized via a Facebook video for giving the band’s latest album “Songs of Innocence” for free to everyone with iTunes by having it automatically added to their iCloud playlists. Jimmy Kimmel wishes he’d given a different response instead.
Kimmel played the apology video on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night, but then wondered why people were so mad about getting a free album from one of the greatest bands in the world that doesn’t even take up any hard drive space as it lives in the cloud.
“What I’ve learned from observing this outrage is apparently we only want music for free if it’s illegal,” he revealed. “We don’t want them to give it to us. We want to take it.”
He concluded that we should also be outraged at Santa Claus for just giving us presents every Christmas., and also edited Bono’s apology to make it short and sweet.
Instead of apologizing and explaining the reasoning behind their decision to give the album out free, Bono now simply says, “F-ck you.”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.