(New York Daily News) Twitter users got no satisfaction from Mick Jagger Wednesday night after the Rolling Stones front man cracked a joke about Hurricane Sandy during the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief.
During the band’s two-song set, Jagger had many fans fuming when he seemingly compared the deadly storm to just a bit of bad weather, CBS New York reported.
“This has got to be the largest collection of old English musicians ever assembled in Madison Square Garden,” he said. “But I’ve got to say, if it rains in London, you’ve got to come and help us, OK?”
Many shocked fans hit the 140-character platform to blast the British rocker’s poorly drawn comparison.
“He know it was more than rain, right?” @jimmyrooster tweeted.
“Not gonna lie when jagger said “better help us out if it ever rains in England” I got a little angry,” @mcavs wrote.
“did jagger just say if it rains in london we have to help them? we bailed them out in WW2. REMEMBER? You’re welcome,” @naflotteron added.
But the Stones didn’t seem to notice the controversy.
A social media account for the famed band tweeted out the quote that evening – and even Jagger later tweeted about how well the concert went.
“#121212concert had a great time at#madisonsquare really good crowd and wonderful atmosphere now home watching #indiavsengland #testmatch,” @MickJagger wrote, referring to a cricket match between India and England.
Indeed, some fans simply laughed off the questionable remark.
“In Jagger’s defense, doesn’t it always rain in London? (or fog)… I think it was just a joke, relax, and focus on Kanye, LoL!” @JerseyJ0E wrote.
Jagger wasn’t in New York during the superstorm, which claimed at least 125 lives and left over $70 billion worth of damage in its wake.
However, he said in an interview before Wednesday’s show that his apartment was flooded with 2 feet of water.
The star-studded 12-12-12 show raised over $35 million for the Robin Hood Foundation through ticket sales alone.
As many as 2 billion people had the chance to catch the concert, which also included performances by Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton and Kanye West.
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