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‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ but with men accused of being sexual predators

It's catchy. And depressing!


Audra Schroeder


Published Nov 30, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 9:26 am CDT

The accusations against men in entertainment and politics are numerous enough that they can now be edited into a remix of Billy Joel’s 1989 hit “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”

Writer Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) posted this tweet on Thursday, based on a suggestion by Twitter user @bornmiserable. “We Didn’t Start the Ire” will no doubt have to be edited to include more sexual predators, and it doesn’t include every name (hey, it had to rhyme), but it’s a good starting point.

Of course with President Donald Trump, a man accused of sexual assault himself, in the White House and on Twitter, there could be a new version of this every day.

Billy Joel has not yet responded.

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*First Published: Nov 30, 2017, 1:15 pm CST