"We are the new American resistance."— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) January 22, 2017
- Bruce Springsteen, January 22, 2017 pic.twitter.com/HOFEUv4gev
Bruce Springsteen may be thousands of miles apart from his hometown in New Jersey but his heart beats for every American.
During his recent concert in Perth, Australia, the superstar poured his heart out with a moving speech for all the people back home protesting at marches for their rights in Donald Trump’s America.
The 67-year-old singer, who is currently on tour with the E street band, was far away from all the other celebrities protesting for equal rights post-inauguration, but he made sure his message goes out to everyone loud and clear, no matter his current location.
“We’re a long way from home, and our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of men and women that marched yesterday in every city in America — and in Melbourne!” said Springsteen. “Who rallied against hate and division and in support of tolerance, inclusion, reproductive rights, civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, the environment, wage equality, gender equality, healthcare, and immigrant rights.”
“We stand with you. We are the new American resistance,” he added.
Later, the rock star also expressed his sentiments on Twitter.
Springsteen has been very vocal about opposing the business mogul’s presidency. He expressed his fears recently on an episode of Marc Maron’s "WTF" podcast.
“I’ve felt disgust before, but never the kind of fear that you feel now,” he said. “It’s as simple as the fear of, is someone simply competent enough to do this particular job? Do they simply have the pure competence to be put in the position of such responsibility?”
Earlier, in an interview with Channel 4 News, the American rock star slammed Trump and called him a “toxic narcissist.”
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