Billy Joel Concert Erupts in Boos After Singer Introduces Bill and Hillary Clinton

By Colin Fredericson

The audience at a Billy Joel concert booed after he dedicated a song to Bill and Hillary Clinton, who were in attendance at the show.

Amateur video captured from the audience at the July 11 concert shows Billy Joel introducing the former first couple to cheers that quickly turn into boos.

“I dedicate this next song to my friends who are here tonight, Bill and Hillary Clinton,” Joel said, in a video posted to YouTube by Michael Smith.

A moderate amount of cheers are joined by, and then overtaken by excessive booing. Joel looks up at the screen where the Clinton’s are shown from their position in the audience. He then turns his head and quickly goes into the next song.

A tweet the next day from Joel’s Twitter account shows him in photos with the Clintons, presumably taken after the performance.

“Bill and Hillary Clinton join Billy Joel last night at his monthly Madison Square Garden residency. Last night marked Joel’s 66th consecutive show,” the tweet reads.

Joel does not address the crowd’s dissatisfaction with his prominent guests, but Twitter commenters, like the audience from the night before, are not shy about expressing their feelings seeing the popular singer welcome the Clintons.

One commenter quotes a Billy Joel lyric in expressing his feelings about the photos.

“‘I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.’ Apparently,” commented Robert Ceparano.

“Billy, as a Music artist Love your work. Just wish celebs/artists (like yourself) would keep work & Politics separate. Want 2B buddy-buddy w/ #Clintons, do it behind ‘closed doors’. After all, much of their shady dealings were/are done behind closed doors. Just sayin’ @badcatt3,” commented John Keeler.

“So disappointed. Why do singers mix with politics? You know you’re going to piss-off half of your fan base… and with the Clinton’s! Yuck,” commented Nicky Seymour.

Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein

Bill Clinton has faced fresh criticism for his dealings with Jeffrey Epstein, who was indicted on sex trafficking charges. Clinton is a known associate of Epstein and is believed to be connected to the case, although Clinton’s spokesperson denied he had much involvement, Fox News reported.

Journalist Conchita Sarnoff told Fox News that there is more to the story than Clinton is revealing.

“I know from the pilot logs and these are pilot logs that you know were written by different pilots and at different times that Clinton went, he was a guest of Epstein’s 27 times,” Conchita told Fox, adding “many of those times Clinton had his Secret Service with him and many times he did not.”

Epstein sexually abused underage girls, according to federal prosecutors, via the Associated Press. He held mansions in New York, Florida, a ranch in New Mexico, and a private island in the Caribbean.

People that worked with Epstein and enabled his actions, brought him girls as young as 13-years-old, according to court proceedings reported by the Associated Press. He faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted.

Epstein made a plea deal on similar charges in Florida, in 2008. He managed to avoid major prison time before the recent charges surfaced, according to the Associated Press.