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Leave it up to Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong to speak up. After all, we already know that he isn't one to keep his thoughts to himself. See: 2012's iHeartRadio Music Festival

On Wednesday (January 27), Armstrong took to Instagram to sound off on a Connecticut high school's decision to pull their student production of the band's Broadway rock opera American Idiot.

Even though pupils had already put fliers for auditions around the school, drama club director Nate Ferreira and the school principle nixed the show because of concerned chatter amongst parents.

"Dear Enfield high school board, it has come to my attention that you cancelled your high school theater production of American Idiot. I realize the content of the Broadway production of AI is not quite 'suitable' for a younger audience," he wrote. "However there is a high school rendition of the production and I believe that's the one Enfield was planning to perform which is suitable for most people."

Armstrong further pressed the matter, stressing that censorship serves as a major problem in this scenario, writing, "It would be a shame if these high schoolers were shut down over some of the content that may be challenging for some of the audience," he explained. "But the bigger issue is censorship. This production tackles issues in a post 9/11 world and I believe the kids should be heard. And most of all be creative in telling a story about our history."

dear Enfield high school board, #enfieldhighschoolmusical #highschoolidiot #enfieldidiot It has come to my attention that you cancelled your high school theater production of American Idiot. I realize the content of the Broadway production of AI is not quite "suitable" for a younger audience. However there is a high school rendition of the production and I believe that's the one Enfield was planning to perform which is suitable for most people. it would be a shame if these high schoolers were shut down over some of the content that may be challenging for some of the audience. but the bigger issue is censorship. this production tackles issues in a post 9/11 world and I believe the kids should be heard. and most of all be creative in telling a story about our history. I hope you reconsider and allow them to create an amazing night of theater! as they say on Broadway .. "the show must go on!" rage and love Billie Joe Armstrong ps. I love that your school is called "Raiders"

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