Unable to distance himself from the phrase and album title “American Idiot,” Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong took time to bash President Donald Trump during the press tour for his upcoming album.
The British people have been eagerly anticipating Trump’s visit to the UK this summer. Rolling out a rather cheeky welcome, the anti-Trumpers across the pond have prepared protests and even picked an official song to go with their rebellion, perfect for mocking the boisterous US leader: Green Day’s “American Idiot.”
On Monday morning, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC dedicated varying amounts of time to Sunday’s American Music Awards (AMAs) but only footnoted supermodel Gigi Hadid pretending to mock First Lady-to-be Melania Trump’s plagiarism of a Michelle Obama speech using Mrs. Trump’s Eastern European accent.
Model Gigi Hadid and Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah hosted the 2016 American Music Awards (AMAs) on Sunday night and the hatred for Donald Trump in Hollywood was palpable.
American rock band Green Day won the MTV Global Icon Award at Sunday night's MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) and used their platform to complain about the U.S. election and take a major swipe at Donald Trump.
Liberal celebrities never miss a chance to use their popularity to preach their political opinions from on high. Last week, Bono warned against a Donald Trump presidency in the middle of his concert. This week, celebrities got naked in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. On September 28, Green Day performed a concert at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey and added themselves to the ever-growing list of celebrities using their fame to bash Trump.
What music comes to mind when you think of America and Independence Day? “The Battle Hymn of the Republic?” A John Phillip Souza march? Glenn Miller or the Andrews Sisters?
Outside of country, there isn’t much music being made about America anymore. Oh, pop music is still filled with references. America’s favorite problem child, Miley Cyrus, turns up in nearly every 4th of July playlist with “Party In The U.S.A.” and Katy Perry’s “Firework” has also become an Independence Day party anthem. But Cyrus’ song mentions nothing American, except the “fame excess” of Hollywood. “Firework” just uses the 4th of July as a reference in the music video that features fireworks shooting from Perry’s breasts (which, one suspects, was the point of the song from its inception).