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Leave The Rich Alone, Begs U2 Drummer
Ben Hewitt , June 22nd, 2009 12:08

Wealthy Irish folk "humiliated", claims Larry Mullen

Poor Larry Mullen. Not only did he release a dreary record packed with rich, rock cliche with U2 earlier this year, but now he's being picked on because he's rich as well.

He believes that wealthy Irish people entering and exiting the country were being targeted as "part of a new resentment of rich people in this country".

He said: "You see guys and they're bringing a huge amount of money into this country and they do not deserve to be humiliated. Humiliate me, I can deal with it. I can kind of understand maybe a rock and roll band. Fine, OK, I can live with that. But when I heard and saw [preposterously wealthy Irish businessman] Dermot Desmond coming in with his family, what a thing to have done with him. He brought huge amounts of money into the country."

Presumably after wiping his tears away with a crisp £50 note, he added: "Love them or loathe them, all those rich wives, all those rich guys with all those balls, all those women that you see organising this and organising that, without them we'd be in a very, very different state than we are now.

"A lot of people who are well off in this country make huge contributions with their time and with their money."

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