Okay guys, it’s that time of year again and I feel it’s necessary for me to say this to anyone who’s new here (or just an asshole) to save everybody the trouble of calling you out individually. I’m going to clear up two issues here because I encounter both of them every year and they piss me off more and more as time goes on.
Firstly, DO NOT MAKE ‘WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS’ JOKES. ESPECIALLY NOT DIRECTLY TO THE BAND, AND ESPECIALLY NOT TO BILLIE JOE.
Billie Joe wrote this song in memory of his father who passed away. I shouldn’t need to explain why it’s insensitive to tweet him things like “Time to wake up Green Day” on October 1st. He hates it. He has publicly expressed that he hates this. He got woken up at midnight on air by a radio host one year. It’s not funny.
Secondly, for the love of god please stop reblogging that infamous piece of shit picture. You know the one. That ballpoint pen illustration of ten year old Billie crying in his bedroom with the fabricated story about his father’s funeral? Yeah. I get that you have good intentions or that maybe you just thought that the story behind it was true, but it’s false information and it’s not good to romanticise traumatic events like that.
I say this every year on at least one social media platform but I’d really appreciate if people could circulate this information so we can nip it in the bud this year.