Bono: Madonna Adoption was in the Name of Love

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We're not sure how he feels about the Shanna Moakler vs. Paris Hilton feud.

But U2 singer, Bono, has made his feelings well known regarding the flak a certain material girl has recently received in light of her African baby adoption.

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The frontman hit back at critics of Madonna and praised the 48-year-old for giving one-year-old David Banda a chance of a better life.

"Madonna should be applauded for helping to take a child out of the worst poverty imaginable and giving him a better chance in life"Bono said. "Baby David is lucky to have been adopted by someone who can give him a chance of survival in this world and I don't think it's fair that people are criticising her."

The singer then told a story about the sort of sad adventure Brangelina can relate to.

"About 20 years ago when my wife Ali and I went to Africa, shortly after Live Aid, a man who quite clearly loved his child came up to us and begged us to take him.

"It is heartbreaking but he asked us to take his child home with us because he couldn't feed him. This happens all the time in parts of Africa where unthinkable poverty means people simply can't feed their children."

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