There’s no green day for Donald Trump at this awards ceremony.
On November 9, the entertainment industry turned on its head. After finding out that Donald Trump is the next U.S. President, musicians took to social media to express their displeasure.
The American Music Awards usually celebrates the best of American music. However, on Sunday night, the show became a platform to lash out against president-elect Donald Trump. Model Gigi Hadid and SNL comedian Jay Pharoah hosted the show. There was a noticeably anti-Trump stance. At one point, Pharaoh, imitating Trump, said,
“I love Bruno Mars. I don’t know what color he is, so I can’t deport him.”
Sting received the Lifetime Achievement award. Drake took home several awards. Zayn Malik picked up the New Artist of the Year award and Ariana Grande was Artist of the Year. Finally, Selena Gomez won Favorite Female Artist.
Other artists who supported Hillary Clinton chose not to speak about the election at the event. This includes artists like Lady Gaga and John Legend. However, no one expected Green Day’s very political performance.
Hours before, Green Day posted on their Twitter,
— Green Day (@GreenDay) 20 de noviembre de 2016
Needless to say, the group didn’t disappoint. During their performance, Green Day lead singer Billie Jean Armstrong modified the lyrics to Bang Bang. He shouted to the audience,
“No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!”
You can check out the video below.
Green Day is a vocal critic of Donald Trump. However, Donald Trump loves the group. He declared himself a fan of the punk rock group, and described them as “excellent.”
Supporters of the new president were quick to criticize the group. One supporter said,