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Billy Joel Star of David Photos

By Shari Weiss |

Billy Joel Star of David Photos

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Billy Joel wore a Jewish Star of David affixed to his jacket during a New York concert on Monday. See photos below.

Joel, who has an ongoing residency at Madison Square Garden, took the stage with a yellow star attached to the outside of his suit in both the back and the front. It was quite obviously designed to mimic the stars Jewish people were forced to wear during the Holocaust, which his own family fled Nazi Germany to escape. The music icon’s overt display of solidarity with those of his religion comes just over a week after neo-Nazis descended on Charlottesville. As Gossip Cop reported, that violent demonstration led to the death of Heather Heyer and the injuries of more than a dozen others after an alleged Nazi drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters.

Joel’s political statement won support on Instagram from his ex-wife, Christie Brinkley, and their daughter, Alexa Ray Joel. Brinkley wrote alongside a picture of her former husband on stage, “And on the day of the Solar Eclipse a yellow star appeared on the jacket of another kind of star with a clinched fist that seemed to be gripping painful, no excruciating, memories of loved ones who wore that star to their death. May that star also remind you today of the gold stars pinned to the jackets of soldiers for their bravery and valor for fighting an evil so hideous even the gold stars in the sky were afraid to shine. Thank you Billy for reminding people what was… so it may never ever be again.”

She added, “My darling @alexarayjoel another reason to be proud of your Pop.” Brinkley also included the hashtags, “#historyteacher #billyjoel #msg #wealreadyfoughtthiswar #wedidntstarthisfirebutwewillputitout! #nohate.” Alexa Ray shared a photo that she seemingly took from backstage, with the star visible on the back of her dad’s jacket. She said in the caption, “Now, THIS Is How You Do It. THAT’S MY POP!!! Proud Jewish New Yorker Through & Through!!!!! REPRESENT! STAND STRONG!”

“#HellYES #NewYorkStateOfMind #ProudJew #NewYorkStrong #FightForLoveAndInclusion #DiversityMakesAmericaGreat,” the fellow singer added. Also during the show, Joel took a dig at the Trump administration by putting up photos of departed staffers, like Sean Spicer and Anthony Scaramucci, as he performed “Goodbye To You” with Patty Smyth. This marked Joel’s 43rd sold-out MSG concert, and prior to taking the stage, he presented a graduate from the Long Island High School For The Arts with a $20,000 scholarship. Check out photos below.


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