Elon Musk Expertly Trolls Green Day Over Their Lame Anti-Trump New Year's Eve Message

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As we reported, punk band Green Day performed on "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve" on ABC Sunday night and changed the lyrics of their 2004 song “American Idiot” to include the anti-Trump line, “I'm not part of the MAGA agenda." 


The original lyric wasn’t much better -- "I’m not a part of the redneck agenda" – but at least it wasn’t telling half the country to bugger off.

RedState’s Bonchie was not amused and pointed out that their “edginess” was in reality anything but:

What truly gets me about Armtrong's lyric change, though, is how safe it is. Musicians that were writing anti-draft songs in the '60s and '70s actually faced the draft. The only thing Green Day faces is increasing irrelevance. Nothing is edgy about taking a shot at "MAGA" in 2023. On the contrary, it's the most boilerplate thing a public figure can do.

Elon Musk seemingly agreed. The X owner has proven over and over that he is the master of the one-liner, and he didn’t disappoint here:

I could go on a 1,000-word diatribe against lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and his extensive past instances of Trump bashing, his singing of "No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!" at the 2016 American Music Awards, or his general aura of superiority and snottiness, but Musk has distilled it brilliantly with one just line.

Green Day is milquetoast. There you have it. 


The once-edgy band is now a corporatist entity and is throwing out uneducated, divisive messages because they know that a certain portion of their fans -- and the boringly woke entertainment industry -- will soak it up and call them "brave." What they forget is that they just alienated another bloc of potential fans. My colleague Bonchie never liked the band, but I enjoyed some of their songs. I'll be turning the station when they come on now, though.

An account called Mostly Peaceful Memes came in with another great hot take:

As I mentioned, Armstrong has a history of stupid takes, and he lowered himself to the old standby "Trump is Hitler" argument in a 2016 interview:

He said, "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 just p----- 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 f------ Hitler, man!" the musician added. 


You may or may not like Trump, but he and his beliefs have very little resemblance to Hilter's. It's low IQ virtue signaling to imply a connection. Of course, that kind of idiocy comes from the top:

Biden Campaign Makes Deranged Graphic About Trump and Hitler

Green Day had a strong start in the mid-1990s, and although they've found some success along the way, they've struggled to reach those heights again. Their last album, 2000's Father Of All Motherf*****s (without the asterisks), is by far the lowest-selling of the band's career.

What to do when you're facing irrelevance and you have a new album coming out January 19? Go on national TV and bash Trump and MAGA supporters. It requires no brains, very little thought, and hey, it's easy. There are just enough woke progressives who think that -- as Joe Biden attempts to rip apart America as we know it -- it's really MAGA that's the problem on New Year's Eve, 2023.

Truly, Armstrong is an "American Idiot."


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