During the American Music Awards, Green Day sang their new song, “Bang Bang”. However, the punk rockers added a little twist to the lyrics specifically for Trump. During the middle of the song, the group began chanting, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA.” As a result, fans immediately shared praise for Green Day on Twitter. In fact, some people even became fans because of Green Day’s attack against Trump. Now, people can’t help but wonder when Donald will demand an apology.
Green Day protests Donald Trump at the AMAs
During Sunday’s American Music Awards, celebrities, including Gigi Hadid, poked fun at Donald Trump. However, Green Day stole everyone’s attention with their anti-Trump chanting. While performing their latest song “Bang Bang,” the band broke off into chant towards the president-elect.
Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day’s lead singer, began singing, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA.” Although Trump supporters took to Twitter to criticize the band, twice as many Green Day fans showed the group plenty of love. In fact, some even began new fans that day.
It’s safe to assume that ABC and Green Day rehearsed the entire thing. However, according to TMZ, the anti-Trump chant came as a shock to ABC. As a matter of fact, the punk rock group never included the lyrics against Trump during any rehearsals.
Did Green Day plan the chant?
Currently, it’s unclear whether or not the band prepared the song or if it was a last minute decision. Nevertheless, this isn’t the first time Green Day has used their music to express their views on politics.
In fact, this is Green Day’s second political statement this month. During the MTV Europe Music Awards on the 6th, the band made modifications to their song “American Idiot”. Rather than using “The subliminal mind-f**k American,” they used “The subliminal mind Trump America.”
Furthermore, Armstrong has also compared Trump to Hitler during an interview with Kerrang! magazine,
The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are. I actually feel bad for them, because they’re poor, working-class people who can’t get a leg up. They’re just pissed off and he’s preyed on their anger.
In addition to this month’s political statements, the band also has a history of mentioning politics in their older music. For example, their 2004 record “American Idiot” came out during the 2004 presidential election, which criticized the Bush administration.
Although Green Day doesn’t seem to be a Trump fan, it turns out that Trump may be a fan of theirs. In fact, in 2010 he and his wife Melania saw ‘American Idiot’ on Broadway. He even spoke kind words about it in a tweet.
In addition to Green Day’s criticism towards Trump, other participants also mocked he and his wife, including Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharaoh. Now, it’s only a matter of time until Trump demands an apology on Twitter.