Singer Billy Joel wore a Star of David at a performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden last year to send a message to President Donald Trump that Nazis aren’t good people.
Joel explained his move to CBS in a new interview.
According to Joel, he donned the star shortly after Charlottesville because he had something to say to Trump.
“I don’t think it’s right for me to get up on a soapbox because that’s not why people are there,” Joel said about why he usually doesn’t get political in shows.
He then said that night was an exception.
“I had to do something that night. The President said, you know, ‘There’s some good people on that side …’ No, Nazis aren’t good people. It really enraged me, actually,” Joel said. “My old man, his family got wiped out. They were slaughtered in Auschwitz. Him and his parents were able to get out. But then he was in the U.S. Army during the war and fought with Patton and was shot at by Nazis.”
Joel’s comments were part of an interview marking his landmark 100th concert at the famed New York City venue.
Watch more of his interview above, via CBS
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