Green Day Face Backlash over Their Male-Authored Book "for the Rebellious Everywoman"

Green Day Face Backlash over Their Male-Authored Book "for the Rebellious Everywoman"
This week, Green Day announced that they had teamed up with illustrator Frank Caruso to create Last of the American Girls, a graphic novel based on their 21st Century Breakdown song of the same name. Now, the book is facing some backlash.

The book's description promises that it's intent on "celebrating true rebel girls — girls who push back, girls who use their voice, girls who say no — Last of the American Girls takes on both the establishment and the upwardly mobile, espousing an infectious spirit that has never been more relevant."

The problem people are having, though, is that between the members of Green Day and their collaborator Caruso, the feminine book is being penned by an entirely male group of creators.

As observed by NME, a number of people have taken to Twitter to air their grievances with Green Day's project.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you still want to know about Green Day's thoughts on how to be an independent punk woman, the graphic novel will arrive October 29 through Dey Street Books.