John Fogerty defends ‘Fortunate Son’ song choice at Concert for Valor

John Fogerty defends ‘Fortunate Son’ song choice at Concert for Valor

Bruce Springsteen took some hits on social media during Tuesday’s Concert for Valor in Washington, D.C., for singing John Fogerty’s Creedence Clearwater Revival hit “Fortunate Son.” Some viewers argued that the song was an inappropriate choice for the event honoring the nation’s military veterans.

Now Fogerty, a military veteran himself, has issued a statement defending the song’s message. He wrote it as an indictment of the disparity between those who were drafted into service during the Vietnam War and those who were able to avoid the draft because they were financially well-off or politically connected.

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