Skip to comments.Rocker Sting Stung by Controversy Over Secret Concert for Dictator's Daughter
Posted on 04/13/2010 9:52:58 PM PDT by pissant
Human rights activists are demanding the superstar stinger donate to charity the more than $2 million dollars in blood money he received for playing a secret concert for the daughter of one the worlds most brutal dictators.
O Sting, where is thy sting?
It is not where his principles lie, according to human rights activists who are demanding that the superstar stinger donate to charity the more than $2 million dollars in blood money he received for playing a secret concert for the daughter of one the worlds most brutal dictators, Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan.
The little known dictator burst upon the international scene in 2005 when his troops opened fire on protesters in the city of Andijan. Estimates of the number of casualties, largely women and children, run from 187, the state official figure, to 5000. In the outraged that followed, Karimov closed an American military base used to support troops in Afghanistan and shifted his allegiances to China and other non-Western nations.
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Two million dollars is a lot of principal.
All the preachy, preachy lyrics and posturing.
I think this is just another Da doo doo doo, da da da da...
friggin liberal sh*ts. Whores all...
I am well aware of the Uzbek president's appalling reputation in the field of human rights as well as the environment. I made the decision to play there in spite of that."
"I have come to believe that cultural boycotts are not only pointless gestures, they are counter-productive, where proscribed states are further robbed of the open commerce of ideas and art and as a result become even more closed, paranoid and insular."
I'll take it from his remarks that he will understand why we sometimes work with flawed and imperfect governments in the pursuit of a greater good.
Hypocrite libtard douchebag. His solo sissy songs wreak of spinelessness.
Sting...you don’t have to put on the red light....
Wasn’t he one of the “no nukes” pukes?
Remember on the left you only have to espouse the right dogma, what you do behavior wise does not apply unless you are conservative.
Classic case is Bill Clinton’s behavior and the silence of NOW in the face of rape allegations of Jaunita Broadrick. The left said NOTHING, because Bill Clinton supported womens rights in speeches.
Of course. He's righteous. He's cool. He does yoga. He eats grass. He hangs with fashionably foreign people with accents. He's got to be against nukes.
I have to say, I'm enjoying this. Sting is like one of those actors who keeps the bankers at bay by doing commercials in Japan that they hope no one will find out about, and now he's been found out.
This is funny. I like him but he's one of the more insufferably pompous people in music. Not John Couger Mellancamp pompous, and he is talented, but the pomposity makes this episode enjoyable.
Which of the daughters was it? The younger one appears to be a philanthropist.
This seems to be the older one who runs the business empire.
I honestly was never a Sting or a Police fan. However, after seeing Sting in an interview claiming that “We, as a society, have created a criminal class and they have every right to be criminals” (May not be word for word, it was a long time ago) I wrote him off as a liberal jerk.
Maybe obuma was secretly there too and did his usual bow to the dictator thug?
I never liked him, or the police, Die Sting.
Would all the political and corporate whores who’ve done business with, kissed the asses of, bowed to murderous Red China please give us all our money back?
They became very overrated, but in 1981 or so The Police rocked the heck out.
Another fool forgot his poo poo stinks.
Proof of the awesomeness:
I'm sorry, is this a conservative website?
Sting has been "accused" of doing that which he does for a living: performing.
Why does he now owe the leftists money?
this has nothing to do with owing money
Sting is a midget libtard and he rails all the good causes yet then runs off and gets paid 2M to play for a bloodthirsty dictator
how does that add up to owing leftists money?
it just shows he has no principles just talk...a whore basically with a podium
and a horsey wife...don’t get me started
and an open marriage too
typical celeb wack
next week I hear he’s doingh a private show for the next Hamas suicide bomber class graduation...what a sport
Sting: "I have come to believe that cultural boycotts are not only pointless gestures, they are counter-productive, where proscribed states are further robbed of the open commerce of ideas and art and as a result become even more closed, paranoid and insular."
Upon hearing the singer's explanation, Craig Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, [rhetorically] asked Is he mad?"
i thought springsteen was great too, but now i cant stand him and sold my collection for $18.
“There’s a little black spot on my soul today...”
lol...that should do the trick
you know I met him very briefly in Waylon’s office in 1996 or so
Miles Copeland had Waylum doing bits with all these rock folks he had access to on his label
he was tiny and wearing a houndstooth checked little Dickens looking suit...very odd...but quite personable
hit on all the gals...claimed he and Trudie are allowed to
Gordon Sumner and his wife have an open marriage. They have both talked about it often. I blame the Jesuits who educated him myself.
and open marriage is like an open mind...empty...and a canard to boot
I could not bear the thought of my little wifey having sex...especially the good kind.. with another man....makes me want to listen to Dropkick Murphys and kill someone
Someone should look up his “pointless gestures” conducted against South Africa.
I’ve never met the libidot. ...or even seen him in concert.
Seems most guys with “open” marriages have wives that look like Mr. Ed.
I didn’t say that.
He called himself a verb, present tense. Hes not Stung. Hes not Stinging. Hes Sting.
“Excuse me, I would prefer if you called me ‘Sting’ from now on.”
“Sting?!?! You’ve gone off your bleedin’ rocker, you ‘ave.”
Yeah, this is the same guy who was complaining about overpopulation. At last check, he has seven kids.
Big stink, Sting stung, sang song for Islam.
Then again, the Amnesty folks probably had front row tickets at the concert.