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Billy Joel dons Star of David jacket in powerful political statement during NYC show encore

2017-08-23 12:33

New York - Billy Joel wore a bright yellow Star of David on his black suit during an encore at Madison Square Garden.

Monday's performance by The Piano Man came more than a week after a rally by neo-Nazis and other groups in Charlottesville, Virginia, ended in deadly violence against counterprotesters.

When asked about Joel's attire, his spokesperson on Tuesday quoted Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Joel joined with Patty Smyth on stage in taking a swipe at President Donald Trump's administration. Photos of fired officials appeared on screen as Smyth sang her hit, Goodbye to You.

Joel's ex-wife Christie Brinkley and their daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, attended the concert. Many of his relatives died in the Holocaust.

See pics shared on Instagram of his performance here:

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