Billy Joel stages silent protest against white supremacy


Included in Billy Joel's "goodbye" presentation were recently fired White House staffers, strategic adviser Steve Bannon, ex-press secretary Sean Spicer, and extremely short-lived ex-communications adviser Anthony Scaramucci.

Pop great Billy Joel played his encore at Madison Square Garden sporting the Star of David on the front and back of his suit. - file picNEW YORK, Aug 23 - Pop great Billy Joel donned a yellow Star of David at a concert in NY in a powerful but silent statement against white supremacy following the violence in Charlottesville.

Joel was born to Jewish parents, but has been described as an atheist, according to the Huffington Post. But given the recent surge in neo-Nazi activity throughout the country, including the white-power rally that turned fatal in Charlottesville, Va. The yellow Star of David that Joel donned harken back to the Holocaust- the Nazis forced Jews in Germany and Nazi-occupied territories to wear Stars of David or armbands for identification, with those who failed or refused to wear such garments facing severe punishment including death.

Billy didn't appear to directly address the patch Monday, but not much needs to be said here to get his point.

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Both Joel's daughter Alexa Ray and ex-wife Christie Brinkley were at the concert, and gave their support to Joel on Instagram for wearing the yellow Star of David.

He rarely makes political statements but the absurdity of the trump regime was too much for the superstar. "REPRESENT! STAND STRONG! #HellYES #NewYorkStateOfMind #ProudJew #NewYorkStrong #FightForLoveAndInclusion #DiversityMakesAmericaGreat".

"I try to stay out of politics", he once told Rolling Stone in June 2016. Added their daughter on her own page, "Now, THIS Is How You Do It".

Clearly, though, something has changed since Joel first made those comments.

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