Nearly $400 has been pledged so far

An online petition asking for U2 frontman Bono to “retire from public life” has so far raised $390.

The petition is published on Thepoint.com.

It’s stated aim is: “To get Bono to retire from public life (so he’ll stop leading misguided counter-productive philanthropy efforts).”

The petition’s creator also declared that all money raised will be given to charity, depending on the success of the petition.

The creator states: “We will give money to Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

“But we will only pay if we meet our objective.”

U2 are currently putting the finishing touches to their new album, the follow-up to 2004’s ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’.