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Green Day scorches Trump with AMAs protest

'No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!'

 

Austin Powell

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Published Nov 21, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 1:29 pm CDT

Green Day used last night’s American Music Awards to deliver a provocative message to President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters. 

The punk band performed “Bang, Bang,” the first single from this year’s Revolution Radio, last night at the AMAs with riot-gear urgency—except the group swapped in a few choice words. Singer Billie Joe Armstrong led a chant of “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!,” a modern nod to MDC’s 1982 jam “Born to Die” (which stated “No war, no KKK, no fascist USA”). It’s a pretty powerful moment for prime-time television.


Here’s the exact moment it happened: 

The reaction online was swift and mostly positive. 

https://twitter.com/tattedpoc/status/800542117068054528

While the world awaits Trump’s 3am tweets about the protest, Uproxx dug up this instantly ironic tweet from 2010, in which he applauds a Broadway performance of American Idiot, Green Day’s damning protest album about life under the Bush administration.  

H/T Uproxx

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*First Published: Nov 21, 2016, 10:05 am CST