CANNES, FRANCE – JUNE 20: Billie Joe Armstrong and Joey Armstrong perform during A Special Evening With Billie Joe Armstrong presented by Citi and Live Nation at Cannes Lions at Villa Alang Alang on June 20, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Citi).
Like father like son, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and his son Joey Armstrong have both been vocal on their social media accounts the past couple of months since the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Billie Joe shared a famous Malcolm X quote in May and showed support by asking for justice for George Floyd (who died at the hands of police officers). His support continued by sharing a post from Black Lives Matter Twitter account, as well as a Van Jones CNN video.
Joey Armstrong (Billie’s son), the drummer of local Bay Area band SWMRS, has followed in his Dad’s footsteps in the fight against racism. Joey shared a video in May of previous 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick explaining why he previously kneeled during the National Anthem. You can check out more examples of his support on Joey’s Instagram account here.
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