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Green Day scorches Trump with AMAs protest

‘No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!’


Austin Powell


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.

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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