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Twitter reacts to Band Aid 30

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​With a swirl of controversy surrounding the latest Band Aid offering, we've compiled a list of of what's going on in the Twittersphere

What do you think? Does the track misrepresent Africa? Have a read and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

https://twitter.com/BandAid30/status/534259702767820801

An African alternative has been highlighted

Many Twitterers have pointed out that there is an alternative fundraising song, Africa Stop Ebola

https://twitter.com/technologique/status/534790445822263297

Parodies have come back

​The popular parody ‘Africa for Norway’ has resurfaced

https://twitter.com/GerryHassan/status/535229102094303233

The debate even appeared on Newsnight

​The team behind ‘Africa for Norway’ had their say

https://twitter.com/AfricaForNorway/status/535215412909441024

Many took issue with the lyrics

​Some even took a pen to the lyric sheet

https://twitter.com/alovelyladybird/status/535120644090761217

Some stood up for Band Aid

​It’s all for a good cause after all

https://twitter.com/MadonnaAfrica/status/534296913714356224

Fuse ODG caused a stir

​After speaking out through the Guardian on why he turned down Bob Geldof’s offer to be part of Band Aid, Fuse has received a great response on social media

https://twitter.com/FuseODG/status/534994250245885952

The representation of Africa has been a key sore point

https://twitter.com/Mr_rugamba/status/535370308073836545

There were accusations of cultural insensitivity

https://twitter.com/AasifBulbulia/status/535371992082702336

There was much discussion of the net worth of the performers

​People were offended by the rich telling the less well off to give money

https://twitter.com/JonnyKelly11/status/535348678853410817

But the single is still effective, and has it's fans

​Band Aid raised £1 million in minutes

https://twitter.com/TanyaBurr/status/534452384840560640

And the track is on-road to huge success

​It’s already the fastest-selling track of the year

https://twitter.com/digitalspy/status/535169427675697152

And of course, a lot of tweets just got silly

https://twitter.com/spectator/status/535387578565144576
 

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