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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!

An African alternative has been highlighted

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

Parodies have come back

​The popular parody ‘Africa for Norway’ has resurfaced

The debate even appeared on Newsnight

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

Many took issue with the lyrics

​Some even took a pen to the lyric sheet

Some stood up for Band Aid

​It’s all for a good cause after all

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

The representation of Africa has been a key sore point

There were accusations of cultural insensitivity

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

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

​Band Aid raised £1 million in minutes

And the track is on-road to huge success

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

And of course, a lot of tweets just got silly