Bono busted through Facebook partying with teenagers

You really need to be careful what you put on your Facebook profile. Recently an Australian man was busted taking a day off work due to a hangover…after he wrote it as his status. Now, it looks like Bono might have been caught out.

Bono and friend Simon Carmody, an Irish musician, were holidaying in St Tropez when they caught up with two teenagers, Andrea Feick and Hannah Emerson, both 19. They playfully posed for pictures with the bikini clad girls, who then posted the pictures on their Facebook pages, which were then printed in the Daily Mail.

The Irishmen met up with two 19-year-olds, American fashion student Andrea Feick and her British friend Hannah Emerson, in the playboys’ playground of St Tropez.

Miss Feick told The Mail on Sunday she had known Bono for a few years but insisted their relationship had never crossed the line beyond friendship.

She said: ‘I think that for somebody who’s much older than I am… no thank you.

‘No…God no!’ she laughed. ‘God no! He’s a friend of mine and that’s pretty much it. I’m not going to get into details, but it’s a small world.’

Miss Feick and Miss Emerson posted pictures of the holiday on the Facebook website, open to the public in the site’s New York and French networks.

Miss Feick excitedly announced the trip in one public message to her friend, saying: ‘So Bono and Simon called me yesterday and they arrived in Cannes today, so looks like we’ll have a plan! :)

Daily Mail

Bono is 48, I wonder how he feels about being called old?

The pictures are totally innocent as far as I can see, just playing for the cameras, but the British tabloids have put as sinister impression on them as they can. Although, I have to say if the same pictures surfaced of my husband on his private yacht (the one we, er, don’t have) he’d probably have some explaining to do when he got home.

Another celebrity recently embroiled in a Facebook scandal is Australian Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice, who was pictured partying in a fake police uniform in the lead-up to the Olympics. Also, Miley Cyrus’ myspace pages and personal emails were hacked to reveal those provocative teenage poses – she probably had some explaining to do to her parents after those came out. Possibly more than what Bono’s got when he goes home to his family.

The only part of the story that reads a little suspiciously is when fashion student Andrea describes Bono as being a friend – exactly how does a reading university student and a philanthropist rock star meet and make friends casually?

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  1. xiaoecho says:

    Ewww, who is that other guy? Creepy old men consuming children a couple of generations younger than themselves.All they need is a knife and fork. Bono’s rich and famous – his money will buy his dick time. Hope they hit the jackpot and get a ‘love child’ and a fat settlement for having to put up with these hairy nosed old gits slavering all over them

    p.s….for the literalists – I understand these ‘children’ are over the age of consent

    …and no, I don’t believe her

  2. DLR says:

    lol, i saw this also on another web-site and those pictures were posted shortly after another post showing bono looking all sweet and innocent with his family at disneyland. ewww. narsty. 8O

  3. Cassie says:

    Creepy, yes. But my attention is mainly focused on the second picture. Would anyone else contest that the girl on the right is the real creeper here?

  4. xiaoecho says:

    Cassie… can see the dollar signs in her eyes can’t you?

  5. Granger says:

    It’s not simply the “we’re good friends” comment that threw me, but the fact that they’ve apparently known each other “for a few years.” She’s 19! Exactly how many years can she have been “friends” with a world-famous, 48-year-old, MARRIED rock star?

    I suppose it’s possible she’s a friend of one of his daughters, but it seems unlikely.

    At any rate, if I found out my husband was partying with women young enough to be his children, I’d be a little weirded out. It would be one thing if he simply met them at the pool bar, innocently flirted for a few minutes, and let them take a few pics for posterity. But the fact that he actually has her phone number and calls her to set up some party time is somewhat disturbing to me.

  6. Tiki says:

    So a nineteen-year-old girl describes her relationship with a forty-eight-year-old man as a friendship. Uh-huh. Yeah, that’s plausible. Because, you know, they would have so much in common, wouldn’t they? I mean, imagine the profound discussions they probably have about the meaning of life. Right.

  7. Lauri says:

    Same old story. Dirty old men fooling around with inappropriately young girls. What jerks.

  8. Megan says:

    I think flirty friends is more like it. It’s different though when somebody is famous like Bono, his age almost becomes irrelevant to girls, they’re just hanging around him and becoming his ‘friend’ because he’s a rock star, if it was any other 48 year-old man they’d think it was gross. It’s the rock star lifestyle I guess though. Girls girls girls!

  9. Bina says:

    What I find sad is that he has teenage daughters just a few years younger than these girls.

  10. vdantev says:

    Oh yeah this won’t bite them in the ass later. :roll:

  11. elisha says:

    Bono: the male Angelina Jolie. The blond’s got quite the tummy going on.

    I think the “I’m not going to get into details, but it’s a small world” quote is rather bizzare…

  12. Jen (the other one) says:

    Bono was, is, and always will be a GIGANTIC TOOL. Hate him, hate him, HATE HIM.

    Did I mention HATE?

  13. daisy424 says:

    How embarrassing for his wife and kids.

  14. Baholicious says:

    @Elisha: That’s booze pudge, absolutely.

  15. Wif says:

    “exactly how does a reading university student and a philanthropist rock star meet and make friends casually?”

    It’s called a “scholarship” :)

  16. geronimo says:

    Well, guess I’m on my own here. They look like they’re all just mucking about. Bono may look like a bit of a dirty old man here but I’m not going to write him off on the basis of a couple of embarrassing pics. And it IS perfectly possible that they know each other via family or friends or whatever, and it’s just 2 young girls getting a bit over excited, as you do when you’re 19 and on a rock star’s yacht in the S of France.

  17. pebbles says:

    wouldn’t be so offended if it wasn’t the almighty Bono…I like U2′s music but I could never stand how preachy he would get… I see he’s just a damned hypocrite.

  18. Kaiser says:

    Good Lord. Am I the only one who’s totally jealous of these girls?

    I wish I was a vapid teenager hanging out with Bono in St. Tropez. Must be nice…

  19. kelo says:

    Bono is doing too much good in the world. Why sully any of it by cavorting with girls that are much too young and clearly much too immature. Discretion is what it’s all about, whether anything happened or not. The fact that these girls would post the pics on Facebook clearly denotes their level of maturity – only to be topped by Bono’s bad judgement.

  20. Cinderella says:

    Who are these little girls fooling. They know damn well they have no problem with Bono’s age. Girls like that will go after grandpas as long as money and fame are involved. Look at Hef and Ron Wood.

  21. Bodhi says:

    I totally agree Geronimo & Kaiser

  22. Zoe (the other one) says:

    Kaiser – totally with you – I am jealous as all hell…I’d give my right arm to be 19 and hanging out with a world famous rockstar…that is a good life to be living!!!

  23. ff says:

    I always notice that other celebs are always a bit derisory/cynical about Bono and I kept wondering where that was coming from because it poppped up so often that I doubted it was just jealousy.

    Could it be popping up because he’s a bit of a hypocrite?

    If this Facebook think is an indication of something it won’t be the only time it’s happened, and if so a trail will appear.

    I could be ‘innocent’ but it doesn’t look good exactly. I think I need more than this to draw my judgement though.

  24. Susan says:

    What I really dislike about people like Bono and others (I won’t mention names) is that they use their “good works” to get a good name and then can get away with anything. This is really sick. This is a 48 year old man with children about these girls age. If it were a average person everyone would think they were trailer trash. And they are. Regardless of there celebrity. Bono should be at home looking after his children and wife. Seriously he only gets off lightly with this because he tries so hard to make himself look good with his charity. If this was John Mayer, or Ryan Phillipe everyone would be all over them and saying what douchbags they were. Am I jealous. No obviously I am much younger than the other posters here. Because regardless of celebrity a 48 year old man – well that is just gross.

  25. Hel says:

    Bono is a slut from way back – but he goes for super stunting models – the only thing I am suprised about is that these girls aren’t his usual type

  26. susan says:

    this is nothing new. a friend of mine had a somewhat similar experience hooking up with Bono in NYC about 15 years ago, when she was an attractive barely 20-something. of course cameraphones and facebook weren’t quite as ubiquitous then :roll:

    she said there was no drugs and no sex, just hanging out and a lot of drinking and smoking. she found out then that Bono is only 5 ft tall. (she’s 6′ in stocking feet)

  27. abbizmal says:

    Oops. He is so busted. :mrgreen:

  28. peachfish says:

    Oh shocker of shockers, rock stars hanging out with young girls and young girls giving old men the time of day just because they’re rock stars. Well I never! *clutches pearls*
    It’s pretty obvious to me that they’re intentionally taking silly pictures, they LOOK like they’re trying to look goofy. Get over it people.

  29. kate says:

    isn’t bono married? nice.

  30. Pont Neuf says:

    Elisha, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    However, I must say that people have such dirty minds! He was probably just planting his many important life experiences right inside those girls, after giving them a few shots of ‘Jesus wine’ and a few purifying hand rubs, love bites (purely spiritual, of course) and wads of cash… to distribute among the poor and dispossessed.

    Yeah, sure… :roll:

  31. fabulous says:

    Regardless of how old these girls actually are – they are young in the head. Look they are wearing the same bikini. remember when you used to do that? Dress JUST like your best mate?

  32. Ginny says:

    I was friends with someone in their forties while I was in high school. Of course, we never hung out on a yacht with me in a bikini and he wasn’t a rock star, but still. I’d known him since I was small, he went to my church, and I worked and took classes from him at his karate studio. He was an awesome guy to talk to and helped me out once or twice when I really needed it. Never anything sexual there.

    So it’s not completely unheard of, but the rock star part does make it seem a little odd in this case.

  33. Ter says:

    I have never been able to get on board with this man. I like the band, but this man, this man was one of the first to talk about poverty in Africa yet he was also one of the first to always sport a two hundred dollar (or more) pair of sunglasses. He is the front man for a band, but to me he has always been fronting.

  34. bill says:

    It’s amazing to me how people are so quick to condemn others. Before, you hang his efforts out to dry, why don’t you tell us what you’re doing to end world poverty? Are you people some how perfect that you can judge a person’s whole life from a couple of pictures?
    Anyone that is put on pedestal can easily fall off. Bono’s not perfect, I certainly don’t expect him to be. Do I think he has made difference in this world? Yes he has and more than most!

    Honestly, looking through the articles published on this situation, it certain suggests possible foul play but does not prove it. Until it is proven, one shouldn’t judge.
    There should be zero respect for gossip and false accusation. Unless you were there, you cannot judge! Shame on you if you do. We all have hypocrisy in some sort, to claim otherwise…well… that’s hypocrisy.

  35. Mairead says:

    AAAAHH – this is the story yer wan Ann was on about before.

    1stly – Big fan of U2 here – 25years and counting :mrgreen: – So I will not hear a word said against them. Don’t care,I’ll stick my fingers in my ears and scream lalalala if I have to. :P
    But I’m also a big fan of Ali Hewson, Bono’s wife, who has worked with the Chernobyl Children’s Fund set up by Adi Roche 20 years ago. So I hope that nothing more untoward is happening for her sake.

    2ndly – I used to love Simon Carmody’s band, The Golden Hoarde – search YouTube for a duet he did with Maria McKee, Friends in Time – it was written as the response to Show Me Heaven.

    As to how the girls met these two; well, Bono’s a tax exile for part of the year (the bits of his income that doesn’t qualify under that Artist’s Tax Exemption) – so possibly they’re students in Grenoble or somewhere similar and would be based in the area for a while?

    Still – I refuse to believe anything but the most innocent of motives here. :wink:

  36. Toni says:

    It is certainly possible that this “party” is something that Mrs. Hewison will not appreciate.

    However, it also looks like it may have been two pie-eyed girls wanting to have their pictures taken and all of them hamming it up for the camera. These are rock stars, folks! They do it all the time, on stage. Bono always pulls a girl up on stage with him and does some “stage” massaging. By “stage”, I mean that he isn’t actually touching their hair and backs. The audience can’t “read” those imperceptible movements so it’s sort of mimed for the sake of performance. I also saw a Youtube clip where a sexy young woman started grabbing him and he said “No… no… no and politely lead her off the stage. He also wouldn’t let her kiss him on the lips. So, not quite sure what this is, but we probably shouldn’t judge him just yet. Bono always says he doesn’t want to be a role model… that he drinks it up with this pals and gets into shoving matches. He’s always clear that he is not trying to come off as a Christ figure. But he does do a lot of good. Holding off judgement for now.

  37. tracy says:

    that girl looks just like Max from “The L word!!”

    seriously tho…these pics look innocent… they are fans… what famous guy doesnt take pics with fans… and there is NO body language showing anything else….JMO

  38. Bastian Ossa says:


  39. Lora says:

    dude did anyone else notice the blonde chick has a massive gut and the brunette looks like a dude? I feel for worse for Bono. haha.

  40. Jeanne says:

    Old perv.

  41. Susan says:

    How long have Bono been partying with these teenage girls- and are those alcoholic drinks they are drinking? He’s serving alcohol to teenagers? I’m very disapointed in Bono!! How is he going to explain this mess to his wife and children? Here I was thinking that someday he would change the world. And he is not even smart enough not to take picture of himself being a jerk. If they are 19 and they were friends for years, how long have Bono been partying around with these teenage girls? Is he a pedophile? I have always loved Bono and his music, but I don’t think I love him anymore!!

  42. Mairead says:

    Susan, you’re sounding hysterical. They’re in France and the legal age to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes is 16.

    He’s campaigning to alleviate 3rd world debt and end poverty – not trying to stamp out sin or gunning for a sainthood (not that he’d qualify for one from the Vatican anyway).

    Partying with silly little teenagers doesn’t nullify the point of the campaign. :roll:

    Don’t you worry, Ali Hewson will put a stop to his gallop soon enough.

  43. Di says:

    I don’t know any 19-yr olds that are friends with men over 40, much less nearly 50. These “friendships” only occur when there is sex involved. We haven’t heard the end of this story.

  44. geronimo says:

    Ditto Mairead. Get an urgent grip, Susan.

    M – still not seeing any gallop here, just a bit of larking about on a boat. *shrug*

  45. daphney says:


    For those who now believe Bono is the Anti-Christ, get a firm grip.

    He is human, not some other worldly saint. Every single person on this blog has done something that may to some seem unsavory and others not. Should any of your “not so nice” deeds undo good deeds you have done in the world?

    No one can ever be a perfect role model for anyone, just ask any parent for a laundry list of all the things they’ve done in their lives.

    Look, they are 19 not twelve, and I myself when younger had older male friends and yes to some it definitely was questionable, because there are old pervy men out there. But let us not assume that everything is what it seems. He’s a dad and a husband and he will have to answer to his family, but he’s 48 and wants to feel like he still is that hot 20 something year old, lord knows they are days I do to, and I’m only a 30 year old woman. :|

  46. johnny d says:

    These pictures seem to be a bit of an inkblot test. If you’re inclined to think bono’s an a-hole, you see immediate justification. if you’re inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt, you’re not spinning some penthouse fantasy yarn here.

    This is actually quite typical behavior if you know the man’s bio; he has a well-documented bohemian european streak. To just assume that he’s boinking them says more about you than him. ali hewson knows her man inside and out; nothing would shock her.

    This will all blow over by the next album; then he can get back to saving the world

    ps, bono has ALWAYS admitted to being a hypocrite, which I think nullifies the accusation of hypocrisy.his good deeds speak for themselves.

    No, I don’t think hes having sex with these kids

  47. isabelle says:

    Stop calling him Bono; his name is Paul.