I usually don’t give two damns about what opinions entertainers have, they should simply do their jobs which is to entertain us, and go on their way, but this time it has upset me, mostly because I was a huge Green Day fan, and had been for decades (even though their last few releases were mostly shit).
In a recent interview with Kerrang! magazine (never heard of it), the Green Day lead singer Billie Joe started discussing politics, and spoke about Trump and his supporters. Saying:
“The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are, I actually feel bad for them, because they’re poor, working-class people who can’t get a leg up. They’re pissed off and he’s preyed on their anger. He just said, ‘You have no options and I’m the only one, and I’m going to take care of it myself.’ I mean, that’s fucking Hitler, man!”
I don’t even care that Billie Joe is ignorant to Trump and Hitler and their policies, but the way he just put down and disrespected many of his OWN fans including myself, well it actually hurt. I may be pissed off, but I’m not racist, and I can and do have a leg up, so fuck you Billie Joe.
This comes around the time that Green Day is releasing a new single and soon new Album, so he could just be trying to get attention, but disrespecting fans isn’t the way to go. I’m no longer interested in any of his music.
Oh well, I guess I’m too old to be listening to a 45 year old guy who wears eye liner and fluffs his hair.