Must Watch: Fans Booed Maria Ressa on Screen When Bono Dedicates "Ultra Violet" Song

Word-renowned band U2 pays tribute to women who lights up history as they song 'Ultra Violet' but the song was met with loud booo from the audience after flashing Maria Ressa's face on the big screen.

U2 held a historic first concert in the Philippines on Wednesday, December 11 at the Mall of Asia Arena which also coincides with the closing ceremonies of the successful Southeast Asian Games, made some negative headlines on social media.

The band headed by social activist Bono, paid tribute to female gamechangers all over the world and one of those being featured in the backdrop, is Rappler CEO and executive director Maria Ressa.

The controversial Maria Ressa was flashed on the screen after Bono's performance of "Beautiful Day." Bono even said that "Human rights churn out human wrongs, that's a beautiful day. When journalists don't have to worry about what they write, that's a beautiful day. When women of the world unite to rewrite history as herstory, that is a beautiful day."

Bono then said, "For Maria Ressa," before launching into the band's 1991 song, "Ultra Violet (Light My Way).

During the performance the big screen backdrop displayed photos of revolutionary Filipinas throughout history, including Maria, Philippine Revolution heroine Melchora Aquino, zarzuela singer Maria Carpena, former president Cory Aquino, world-renowned singer and actress Lea Salonga, Senator Pia Cayetano, the #BabaeAko movement, the One Billion Rising movement, Grrl Gang Manila, youth activist and typhoon Haiyan survivor Marinel Ubaldo, activist Lidy Nacpil Alejandro, and environmental and indigenous rights advocate Joan Carling.

Concert-goers then loudly disagreed with Bono's statement as they shouted out of disappointment and booed the concert for a few seconds and some of them even walked out from the venue showing frustrations and posting it on social media.

According to some concert-goers, the name of Maria Ressa was not only mentioned once but many times over, during the duration of the concert.

Watch How Fans Booed Bono & Maria Ressa:

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