During last night's performance of "Bang Bang" Green Day started chanting "No KKK, No Facsict USA, No Trump", and of course the internet noticed. Green Day was trending worldwide on both Facebook and Twitter and a flood of articles from around the world picked it up. Here's some of those:
Billboard.com - "Watch Green Day Lead 'No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA' Chant at 2016 AMAs"
It's funny to think that Green Day -- once the symbol of snarling youthful rebellion -- are now elder statesmen in 2016. But if they're aging, they're doing it loudly: "Bang Bang" packs a punk punch, and toward the end of their performance, they debuted some vicious additional lyrics to the Revolution Radio track.
"No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA"' frontman Billie Joe Armstrong chanted repeatedly during "Bang Bang," nodding to Trump's endorsement by the KKK and the rise in racist attacks and graffiti since the Republican's victory (not to mention the appointment of Steve Bannon, a man with a history of pandering to white supremacists, to his White House cabinet)."
BBC - "Green Day lead anti-Trump comments at American Music Awards"
President-elect Trump has previously declared himself a fan of the punk rock group's work, having seen their musical American Idiot and describing it as "excellent"."
Rolling Stone - "Watch Green Day's Explosive 'Bang Bang' Performance at the AMAs
The Hollywood Reporter - "Green Day Blasts Donald Trump During "Bang Bang" Performance"
Yet again, the trio rocked the stage and brought their distinct punk rock sound and attitudes to the cheering audience. The band clearly voiced their opinion of the election results, with lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong singing and repeating, "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA."
That was a nod to Trump's endorsement by the KKK and the rise in racist attacks and graffiti since the Republican's victory (not to mention the appointment of Steve Bannon, a man with a history of pandering to white supremacists, to his White House cabinet)."
And many more!
Washington Post - "‘No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA': Green Day gets political at AMAs"
Chicago Tribune - "Green Day chants 'No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA' during performance at AMAs"
LA Times - "Green Day gets political at the AMAs: 'No Trump, no KKK, no fascist U.S.A."
Consequence of Sound - "Green Day chant “No Trump/ No KKK/ No fascist USA!” during AMAs"
Yahoo - "Green Day Chant ‘No Trump’ During AMA Performance "
Mashable - "Green Day chant against the KKK and Trump at the American Music Awards"
Vulture - "Green Day Launch Into Anti-Trump Protest During AMAs Performance"
Pitchfork - "Watch Green Day Chant “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA”"
NY Daily News - "Green Day chants ‘No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA’ during AMA performance"
iheart.com - "Green Day Lashes Out At Donald Trump During Performance At The AMAs"