The U2 singer was awarded the title yesterday, alongside Simone Biles and the founders of the Black Lives Matter campaign
Bono has been named as one of Glamour’s Women Of The Year for his charity work to fight gender inequality.
His latest campaign, ‘Poverty Is Sexist’ was held up by Glamour as evidence of his commitment to fighting the patriarchy. He won the ‘Man Of The Year’ award.
Other ‘Women Of The Year’ are four time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, Nadia Murad, who was forced into and escaped sex slavery under the ISIS regime, the founders of the Black Lives Matter campaign, and actress and activist Zendaya.
The ‘With Or Without You’ singer has said he is “grateful for this award as a chance to say the battle for gender equality can’t be won unless men lead it along with women.” He adds, “I’m sure I don’t deserve it.”
However, some Twitter users are a bit confused.
No @tinnkky, Bono has not started identifying as a woman. They needed to honour someone for not being a sexist. It was integral that they identified as male.
It’s not as though there are a lot of women to choose from, after all.
Some users have also pointed out the similarity of the story to a fictional storyline in Parks and Recreation.
Some are suspecting foul play.
Or an elaborate hoax?
Or that the board made a mistake?
Contrary to a lot of the speculation, Bono is not the first Glamour Woman Of The Year who has actually been very much a man.
What do you think? Does Glamour need a man of the year at the Women Of The Year awards? Should Bono be the recipient? Leave your comments down below.