Quincy Jones, born in Chicago on March 14, 1933 is an African-American record producer, actor, composer, musician and television and film producer. His career spans six decades and he holds a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, and 28 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.
In a wide-ranging interview with GQ magazine, he claims that Ireland is so racist, it's "frightening". He is a friend of Bono's and comments, "[Bono]’s a great guy. I stay at his castle (sic) in Dublin, because Ireland [is] so racist it’s frightening."
Incidentally, he also says the same about Scotland but doesn't elaborate about why he believes this about either country.
It seems to be a silly throw away remark and, strangely, the interviewer didn't question him about it. However, Piesters may differ in their views.
Legendary music producer Quincy Jones says Ireland is 'so racist it's frightening'