A pair of prominent, if aging, rock stars are talking about leaving the U.S. if President Donald Trump wins re-election.
Bruce Springsteen, the 71-year-old icon whose “Born to Run” tune is an American staple, said he is considering running all the way to Australia. And, believing that Trump is far from “Dr. Feelgood,” Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee–more famous as the ex-husbands of Pamela Anderson and Heather Locklear–said he’d consider moving to his native Greece.
The threats from celebrities are nothing new. In a June 2015 tweet, global superstar Cher declared that she would move to Jupiter were Trump to win. There is no evidence that she followed through.
Springsteen was on a call with Australian press when asked about Trump. While his answer was characterized in a Daily Mail story as “not intended to be serious,” Springsteen is no fan of the president. “If Trump is re-elected–which he will not, they’re predicting right now he’s going to lose–but if by some happenstance he should, I’ll see you on the next plane,” he said.
Lee, certainly owning an unpredictable streak, seemed more dedicated to the idea in an an interview with “The Big Issue,” a UK magazine. “Dude, I swear to God if that happens then I’m coming over to visit the UK. I’m out of here,” Lee said. “I’ll go back to my motherland, go back to Greece and get a house on one of the islands.” Lee moved to the U.S. from Greece with his family as a toddler. “I feel like people in Europe and the rest of the world look at America and think: ‘What the f*** are you guys doing over there? Stop voting for celebrities and get someone real to run the country.’”
Celebrities and politics clashing? It’s music to the ears on social media accounts everywhere.