Sinead O'Connor blasts Band Aid 30 critics

Sinead O'Connor thinks Band Aid 30 critics like Lily Allen and Damon Albarn should "shut the f**k up"

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Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O'Connor thinks Band Aid 30 critics should "shut the f**k up".

The 'Nothing Compares 2 U' hitmaker was one of the artists who appears on the new version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas Time?' and has blasted stars including Emeli Sande - who also appears on the record but has complained about the lyrics - Lily Allen and Damon Albarn following their gripes about the charity track.

Sinead told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I think everyone should shut the f**k up. If you didn't like the lyrics you shouldn't have agreed to sing the song.

"I think it's smug of Lily Allen to say it's smug. The assumption that anyone performing on the record has not privately given money is exactly that, an assumption. And who gives a f**k what Damon f***ing Albarn thinks?"

Sinead's comments come after 'Air Balloon' singer Lily branded the record "smug" and insisted stars who took part should have donated to the Ebola crisis privately if they really wanted to help the situation in West Africa.

She said: "I prefer to do my charitable bit by donating actual money and not being lumped in a with a bunch of people like that.

"It's like the success club and I'm not really in that club. I don't think I'm above it all - I'm way below it. But there's something a bit smug about it."

And Emeli took to twitter at the weekend to apologise if the song "caused offence" and claimed she tried to write her own lyrics to the song.

She said: "I agree the lyric needs changing. In fact I feel a whole new song is required. Angelique Kidjo and I made and sang our own edits. Unfortunately, none of these made the final cut."

Meanwhile, Blur singer Damon questioned whether the single was the right way to tackle the problem, proclaiming there are "problems with our idea of charity" when celebrity campaigns "balloon out of nothing".

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