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Billy Joel Makes Statement Against Hate Wearing Star of David at New York City Performance

During Monday night’s show Joel also took direct shots at the Trump administration

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    Billy Joel Makes Statement Against Hate Wearing Star of David at New York City Performance
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    Billy Joel wears a jacket with the Star of David during the encore of his 43rd sold out show at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 21, 2017, in New York City.

    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 spokeswoman on Tuesday quoted Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."


    Joel joined with Patti Smith on stage in taking a swipe at President Donald Trump's administration. Photos of fired officials appeared on screen as Smith 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.