Billy Joel wears yellow Star of David at concert
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Musician Billy Joel wore a yellow Star of David during his concert at Madison Square Garden on Monday night in the wake of President Trump’s comments on the violence at a Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally.

The singer-songwriter didn’t address the symbol, which Nazis forced Jews to wear during the Holocaust, but wore them on the front and back of his blazer during the encore of his show, ABC reported.


The political move is a rare one for Joel, who told Rolling Stone last month that he tries to “stay out of politics.”

"I try not to get up on a soapbox and tell people how to think,” Joel told the magazine.

Trump is facing major backlash for his comments on the violence at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, in which he blamed “both sides” for the violence and initially declined to single out white supremacists.

Joel’s daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, and his ex-wife, Christine Brinkley, both shared photos of Joel wearing the stars on Instagram.

Alexa Ray Joel's post appeared to indicate the gesture was meant to be a criticism of Trump. It included the hashtag "#DiversityMakesAmericaGreat," which is used by critics of Trump and plays off of his campaign slogan "Make America great again."