Bono Named As One Of Glamour’s ‘Women Of The Year’ In 2016

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Bono has just been named as one of Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year” in 2016.

Yes, you read that correctly. For the first time ever a man has been named in a woman’s magazine as one of their women to be celebrated. The 56-year-old lead singer of U2 was selected according to the magazine for his work with the One Foundation for his “Poverty Is Sexist” campaign. (RELATED: Bono: Donald Trump Is Trying To Hijack America)

Musician Bono from U2 poses backstage after the band was presented with the iHeartRadio Innovator Award at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, California, U.S. on April 3, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo

(photo:REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo)

On Tuesday, the announcement came through a posting on the magazines official Twitter account. (RELATED: U2 Blasts Trump And Supporters At IHeart Radio Festival [VIDEO])

“Introducing @glamourmag’s Women of the Year 2016: @gwenstefani @Simone_Biles @theashleygraham and more: #GlamourWOTY.”


“And finally, Bono’s work with @ONECampaign makes him our first-ever Man of the Year: #GlamourWOTY #shattertheceiling.”


Along with the photo the tweet included a quote from the singer that read, “The battle for gender equality can’t be won unless men lead it along with woman.”

“We’re largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be involved in the solutions,” Bono said in a statement to the magazine upon hearing of being selected, according to another report.

On the magazine’s Instagram account, additional information was posted about why the singer was chosen instead of a woman along with a photo of the singer.

“Introducing Glamour’s first-ever Man of the Year, Bono,” they wrote. “Fun fact about the @u2 front man: Bono cofounded the organization @onecampaign, which has helped get lifesaving AIDS drugs to millions of people in Africa. Through ONE, Bono helped launched the Poverty Is Sexist campaign aimed toward helping women who survive on less than $2 a day.”

“In his eyes, powerful men can, and should, take on more deep-rooted issues. ‘We can do much more than we think we can. Leaders are accountable to all of us. If they don’t support women and girls, vote them out of office,’#GlamourWOTY #shattertheceiling.”


Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter


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