Flowers Attacks 'Anti-american' Green Day15 October 2006
Flowers Attacks 'Anti-american' Green Day
Flowers insists he is offended by the AMERICAN IDIOT rockers' portrayal of America, and has criticised the band's supposedly disloyal decision to film their DVD, BULLET IN A BIBLE, in the UK.
He says, "You have Green Day and American Idiot. Where do they film their DVD? In England.
"A bunch of kids screaming 'I don't want to be an American idiot' - I saw it as a very negative thing towards Americans. It really lit a fire in me.
"You have the right to say what you want to say and what you want to write about, and I'm sure they meant it in the same way that Bruce Springsteen meant BORN IN THE USA and it was taken wrongly, but I was really offended when I saw them do that."
"To go to a place like England or Germany and sing that song (American Idiot) - those kids aren't taking it the same way that he meant it. And he (frontman Billie Joe Armstrong) knew it."
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