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Green Day sparks outrage among MAGA supporters with New Year’s eve lyrics twist

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Legendary punk-rock band Green Day has set the tone for 2024 by tweaking the lyrics of their iconic hit “American Idiot” during a New Year’s Eve performance, provoking a firestorm of anger from MAGA supporters.

During the highly anticipated performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, Green Day took a bold step by altering the lyrics that once declared, “I’m not part of a redneck agenda,” to the provocative line, “I’m not part of the MAGA agenda.”

Predictably, MAGA devotees erupted in outrage, demonstrating their perpetual victim mentality. Notable figures, such as Republican billionaire Elon Musk, took to Twitter to express their discontent.

Musk humorously remarked, “Green Day goes from raging against the machine to milquetoastedly raging for it 🤣,” drawing criticism for oversimplifying the band’s statement.

Undeterred, the band faced further criticism on social media, with one user quipping, “They’re so under the boot, they’re changing their name to Green New Deal Day.” Others on platforms like Truth Social condemned Green Day, claiming that criticizing former President Donald Trump was no longer culturally acceptable.

Notably, far-right figure Laura Loomer labeled Green Day as “losers” on Twitter, while other disgruntled Trump supporters dismissed the band as “woke jokes,” “has-beens,” “washed up,” and “sellouts.”

The backlash highlights the ongoing struggle within the Republican camp to find influential cultural figures aligning with their views.

As the controversy unfolds, the clash between Green Day and MAGA supporters serves as a microcosm of the broader cultural and political divisions characterizing the start of 2024.

Whether this incident will further fuel the flames or contribute to a changing political landscape remains to be seen.

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