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Sharon Osbourne Rips U2, Calls Them 'Middle Age Political Groupies'

By    |   Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 07:08 AM

Sharon Osbourne, wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and host of "The Talk," blasted U2 in a series of Twitter posts this week, calling the band "middle aged political groupies" for having their album automatically installed on iPhones everywhere.

Osbourne's Twitter rant came Monday as she commented on the band's surprising choice to release its latest album, "Songs of Innocence," into all users' iTunes libraries as an already "purchased" album, according to Entertainment Tonight.

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Osbourne followed up with two final tweets.

"Whose political ass are we going to pull you out of today? Or are you front row at another tragic fashion show?"

"Jimmy Iovine, iTunes, U2, you're a bunch of megalomaniacs. F*** You!"

U2's manager Guy Oseary told Mashable on Monday that iPhone users can simply delete the album if they do not want it.

"It's a gift from Apple," Oseary said. "If someone doesn't like the gift, they should delete it. There are people who are going to be thrilled to get a gift. There are people who are not going to care to have this gift. We knew all of that going in. No surprises here."

U2's frontman Bono said the same thing when the band announced the "Songs of Innocence" release and media strategy on Sept. 9 on the band's website, saying the album is dedicated to the fans.

"What a mind blowing, head scratching, 21st century situation," Bono wrote. "Over 500 million people . . . that's a billion ears. And for the people out there who have no interest in checking us out, look at it this way . . . the blood, sweat, and tears of some Irish guys are in your junk mail."

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Sharon Osbourne, wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and host of "The Talk," blasted U2 in a series of Twitter posts this week, calling the band "middle aged political groupies" for having their album automatically installed on iPhones everywhere.
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