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Elon Musk attacks Green Day after criticizing MAGA

Elon Musk attacks Green Day after criticizing MAGA

Elon Musk is not happy about Green Day.
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  • Elon Musk joined conservatives in bashing Green Day after trashing Trump's MAGA movement.
  • On Sunday, the band changed the lyrics of “American Idiot” to instead criticize the “MAGA agenda.”
  • Musk then accused Green Day of being “overly angry” at “the machine.”

During their Sunday show, punk rock band Green Day changed the lyrics of their hit song “American Idiot” to attack former President Donald Trump.

It didn't take long for Elon Musk to express his dismay that the band, in his estimation, had changed for the worse.

I also separated him He conducted a group On Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong changed the line “I'm not part of the redneck agenda” to instead sing “I'm not part of the MAGA agenda.”

The lyric, part of a song originally written about the Iraq War, was a direct criticism of former President George Bush.

With Green Day using the song to attack Trump, Musk took the revised lyric as a sign that the band was becoming pro-establishment.

“Green Day goes from being angry at the machine to being angry at it,” Musk said. He wrote on Sunday evening.

His jabs at the band came as conservative critics Swipe Green Day to swap lyrics He made fun of the ages of its members. All three band members are 51.

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Green Day have long made overt political statements, such as in 2016, when the band penned the song “Green Day.” “No Trump, No Ku Klux Klan, No Fascist USA.” Slogan at the American Music Awards.

It's even Goods sold Celebrating Trump's image, even though the former president did the same by marketing the image as a symbol of defiance.

Musk does not have an established history of supporting the Republican or Democratic Party, and has criticized Trump's policies before.

But the billionaire, who has often called for small government, has in recent years sided more closely with conservative policy corners as he intensified his criticism of President Joe Biden's administration.