Green Day Mocks MAGA, Musk Responds

( – The rock band Green Day rang in the new year with a performance at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on December 31. The band formed in 1987 and gained fame during the 90s, but appears to be attempting a comeback.

A short clip of their song “American Idiot” went viral on social media after the lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, changed up the lyrics. Taking a hit at Republicans, Armstrong sang “I’m not a part of a MAGA agenda,” swapping out the word redneck for MAGA. Armstrong has always publicly communicated his disdain for the Republican Party, but the MAGA agenda is widely known for its anti-establishment beliefs.

Backlash ensued as the clip spread online, with many users blasting the band for effectively licking the boot of the government. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk chimed in on his social media platform X, formerly Twitter, writing, “Green Day goes from raging against the machine to milquetoastedly raging for it” adding two laughing emojis at the end. Citizen Free Press wrote that the band was shilling for corporate American politics, while others said they were working with the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Armstrong has expressed his dislike for former President Trump on several occasions. Back in 2016, he compared Trump to Adolf Hitler, which is not uncommon among members of the Democratic Party. He also accused Trump of taking advantage of poor, angry voters who he believed were incapable of success. He claimed that Trump’s followers were the most problematic thing about his 2016 candidacy.

In 2018, he carried his anger about Trump overseas to France, where he expressed his hatred of Trump to concertgoers. He also took a shot at the right wing of the American political system. On New Year’s Day, the band’s X page posted an advertisement for its new album set to drop this month. The comments section was filled with pro-Trump memes and users making fun of the band for advocating for the political establishment.

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