Singer and songwriter Billy Joel on Sunday explained his decision to wear the Star of David during a performance at Madison Square Garden last year. In an interview with CBS News, Joel said that while he doesn’t usually want to “get up on a soapbox” with political commentary, he felt compelled to speak out in August after violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. “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,” he said, referring to President Trump’s apparent defense of some nationalist protesters. “My old man, his family got wiped out. They were slaughtered in Auschwitz. … My family suffered. And I think I actually have a right to do that,” Joel said.
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